WASHINGTON — The White House and surrounding areas will reportedly go into lockdown mode Monday as the country braces for election day. Many Americans fear unrest and violence in the days following, as the result may take days or even weeks to hash out.
Federal officials are scheduled to build a “non-scalable” fence around The White House and surrounding areas, NBC News’ Geoff Bennett reported Sunday night. In addition, 250 members of the national guard will be ready to assist if needed, Bennett said.
The White House on lockdown: A federal law enforcement source tells NBC that beginning tomorrow, crews will build a “non-scalable” fence to secure the WH complex, Ellipse and Lafayette Square.— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) November 2, 2020
250 National Guardsmen have been put on standby, reporting to Metro Police officials.