U.S. leaders boost security at state capitols over concerns of violence

The FBI has warned of indications that “armed protests” are being planned at all 50 state capitols and the US Capitol in Washington in the days leading up to January 20. A joint bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and eight other agencies says domestic extremists pose the most likely threat to the presidential inauguration — particularly those who believe the incoming administration is illegitimate…

Ahead of Wednesday’s ceremony, the US Postal Service (USPS) has temporarily removed some mailboxes in several major cities across the US as a security measure to protect postal property, employees and the public, according to news releases from USPS jurisdictions in at least 17 states.

Many USPS blue collection boxes in Washington, DC, will either be temporarily removed or locked and notices have been placed on the individual boxes indicating the date they will be unavailable for service.

The agency took the same measures in the nation’s capital during President Donald Trump’s inauguration four years ago.