Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has authorized National Guard members providing security around the U.S. Capitol to carry lethal weapons as Washington, D.C., braces for violence leading up to Inauguration Day.
As thousands of Guard troops arrive in the city, U.S. military officials have been reluctant to discuss the possible use of lethal force in case of violent incidents like the Jan. 6 riot that breached the Capitol and resulted in six deaths. That changed Tuesday evening.
＇At approximately 6 p.m. January 12, 2021, National Guard members will be armed in support of the U.S. Capitol security,＇ according to a D.C. National Guard statement. ＇This was requested by federal authorities and authorized by the Secretary of the Army.＇
Protection of a person, building, organization, or country against threats.
An item that can inflict mortal or great bodily harm.
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