Jan. 19 - Security Surrounds the Capitol

A National Guard armored vehicle blocks off a street on the south side of the Capitol

State Troopers and conservation officers were on watch on all sides of the Capitol as a security measure to protect the building from the type of violence that broke out at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Minnesotans were asked to stay away from the Capitol area as capitals around the country were on alert for possible violence ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Gov. Tim Walz said Monday that the security measures would stay in affect until after the inauguration even though there are no known creditable threats.

State Troopers block off the street on the west side of the Capitol.

A Conservation Officer stands watch behind the fence on the west side of the Capitol.

State Troopers stand watch at the top of the front steps of the Capitol.

Conservation Officers patrol the front of the Capitol where an armored vehicle is parked at the base of the front steps.

A National Guard armored vehicle is parked near the front of the Judicial Building.

State Troopers make their way up the west steps of the Judicial Building to stand watch.

Conservation Officers stand watch on the east side of the Capitol.

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