Amid Growing Security Concerns, NCGA Police Say Little On Preparation Measures

Amid Growing Security Concerns, NCGA Police Say Little On Preparation Measures

2:55pm Jan 12, 2021
N.C. Legislative Building. PAUL GARBER/WFDD

The North Carolina General Assembly is back in session Wednesday and security concerns are growing, especially after a rioting mob of supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the nation’s Capitol last week.

The FBI is warning local law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence and property damage in the coming days. Far-right websites are promoting “armed protests” at all 50 capitols across the country beginning this weekend. 

North Carolina General Assembly Police Department Chief Martin Brock said in a statement to WFDD that they do not publicly discuss security measures, but said they "continually prepare, plan, and train for all types of emergencies." The statement goes on to say as of Monday, "procedures for entry and exit at the complex will remain the same as last year."

On a flyer that is circulating online — via the anti-government extremist boogaloo movement — the capitol building in Raleigh is pointed out for an armed march on January 17. 

State capitol police have not returned a request for comment for this story. 

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