Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts has the latest from Washington on 'Special Report'
- The National Mall is closing to the general public as part of greatly intensified security ahead of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration.
- Thousands of National Guard troops are deployed in the nation’s capital as part of extraordinary security, after supporters of President Donald Trump overran the Capitol building Jan. 6
The closure started Friday morning. It will remain in force at least through Thursday, the day after the inauguration, the National Park Service said in a statement.
The Secret Service requested the closing. Thousands of National Guard troops are deployed in the nation’s capital as part of extraordinary security, after rioters overran the Capitol building Jan. 6 as lawmakers were certifying results in Biden’s election win.
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