“The recent events in our Nation’s Capitol Building and in our own State House illustrate the need for law enforcement to be prepared and adequately staffed for large gatherings,” Oregon State Police Superintendent Terri Davie said in a statement.
The National Guard also assisted in the state capitals of Michigan and Wisconsin.
Law enforcement presence has intensified at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, with California Highway Patrol officers on standby and outside at the entrances and with team cars parked on the grounds and blocked walkways. The FBI has set up a joint command post with local authorities in Sacramento, and members of state, federal and local police agencies have met daily.
Part of the challenge for law enforcement agencies gathering intelligence was to eradicate the “ambitious” comment, said Chief Colina of Miami. During the call Wednesday, the FBI acknowledged the unrest felt across the nation in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, he said.
“It shocked everyone, you know what happened at the Capitol. It gives you a terrible feeling of unrest, and then they are worried about it, “he said, adding:” They are worried about the mindset: ‘Are we safe here in this country?’ “
John Eligon reported from Kansas City, Frances Robles from Miami and Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Helene Cooper from Washington. Contributing reporting was Adam Goldman of Washington; Mike Baker of Seattle; Shawn Hubler of Sacramento, Simon Romero of Albuquerque; Richard Fausset of Atlanta; Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio in New York; Julie Bosman in Chicago and Tim Arango and Manny Fernandez in Los Angeles.