Baker: No Known Threat to State Buildings Related to Biden Inauguration
iBerkshires.com reports Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday there is no specific threat of violence identified against the State House in connection to next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, but the commonwealth continues to prepare for the worst.
“I can tell you at this point in time we are not aware of any specific threat that involves anything here in Massachusetts.”
On Monday, CNN reported it had obtained an internal FBI memo warning of armed protests being planned in all 50 state capitals in the days leading up to the Jan. 20 inauguration.
Baker Tuesday said he saw no evidence that warranted calling out the Massachusetts National Guard to help with security around Beacon Hill or other state facilities, implying that he did not need to mobilize the guard too far in advance without an imminent threat.