Newsom calls in National Guard to secure State Capitol


SACRAMENTO (KRON) – Amid heightened security concerns following the deadly Capitol riots, Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling on the National Guard to help secure the State Capitol.

In a statement Thursday, Newsom revealed several additional security actions ahead of the upcoming Inauguration.

This includes the deployment of 1,000 California National Guard personnel to protect the State Capitol.

Meanwhile, a 6-foot fence has since been erected at the State Capitol.

In a press conference earlier this week, Newsom said, “I can assure you we have heightened, a heightened level of security as it relates to some concerns.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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