Precautions taken at Indy Statehouse prior to inauguration

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana’s State Government Complex is closed until Thursday, and state lawmakers are working from home through next week. All legislative activities have been cancelled for next week.

Some building owners have placed plywood boards over first-floor windows, and the U.S. Postal Service in Indianapolis has also sealed several mailboxes in and around the Statehouse until after the inauguration. It’s said to be out of an abundance of caution.

Currently, the FBI is saying that there exist no substantiated threats against Indiana’s State Capitol or any other government buildings. But former FBI agent Doug Kouns said it is appropriate to err on the side of caution.

“Hopefully, there will be enough show of force to deter anybody that had plans of causing violence,” Kouns said. “It’s the violence, it’s the hate, it’s the people that cross that line that we’re worried about.”

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