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National Guard withdraws from Capitol, other measures remain

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee says while the Washington National Guard will begin to withdraw from the Capitol campus in Olympia, some added long-term security measures will remain in the wake of increased threats that led up to Inauguration Day. Inslee said Thursday he was pleased that law enforcement kept the area protected from potential civil unrest. He said the National Guard would demobilize over the weekend, but people can expect a long-term increased Washington State Patrol presence. Inslee had said the Guard would support security efforts at the Capitol at least through Inauguration Day “due to evolving intelligence on security threats” posed in all 50 state Capitols.

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