Gov. Walz to Call National Guard to Assist With Threats of Violence at State Capitol

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(courtesy: Fox 9)

Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday he will call up the Minnesota National Guard to deal with threats of violence at the state Capitol.

The Guard will be activated for days, he said. There will be a full announcement on Wednesday morning regarding the Guard activation.

Walz said he spoke with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday about the FBI memo warning of threats to Minnesota and Michigan capitols. He said he also got a briefing from law enforcement officials earlier today.

Walz declined to say what specific security plans are in place in Minnesota.

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