Minnesota continues to increase security of State Capitol following Washington D.C. riots
The days after the siege of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., Minnesota leaders are forced to increase security at and around the Minnesota State Capitol as Trump supporters planned a rally on Saturday.
The U.S. Capitol of Minnesota was enforced with extra barricades and extra law enforcement which as the State leaders hope will defend St. Paul and prevent from the same what happened in the nation capital city.
"I feel we are in a good place, guardedly knowing that on any given day, any given plan can be overcome," said Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington. "But given what we know right now, I feel we are in a very secure posture."
"In addition to reacting to things that are purely coming from DC, we’re watching here carefully because there will be no tolerance for further violence here and we will follow up immediately to preempt that," said Special Agent in Charge Michael Paul.
Commissioner Harrington tells FOX 9 that since Wednesday, state patrol staffing and capitol security have increased and DNR conservation officers, the St. Paul Police Department along with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office are ready to assist if needed.