Preparing for Inauguration Day security threats

Local and federal security officials near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. expect about 20,000 National Guard members to be involved in President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week. January 14, 2021. Photo by Matt Hecht/National Guard/Pool / Latin America News Agency

The nation’s capital will have extensive military presence next week when Joe Biden takes the oath of office and becomes the 46th U.S. president.

Washington D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said on Wednesday, “I think you can expect to see somewhere upwards beyond 20,000 members of the National Guard that will be here in the footprint of the District of Columbia.”

State capitals nationwide are also bracing for demonstrations, or at worst, armed insurrection.