MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s administration plans to post armed security guards at the entrances to the state Department of Justice’s Madison headquarters.
The guards will go on duty beginning Sept. 1. A guard has been stationed at a desk at the main lobby entrance but doesn’t carry a weapon.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn Park
State Department of Administration spokesman Cullen Werwie says the move is part of what he called a “security upgrade” for the facility and isn’t part of a response to any specific threat. Werwie declined further comment. DOJ spokeswoman Anne Schwartz didn’t immediately return email messages.READ MORE: Aromatherapy Spray Linked To Deadly Tropical Disease; 1 Minnesotan Among Those Sickened In U.S.
The building also houses the Assembly chief clerk’s office, the Legislative Technology Services Bureau and the state law library.MORE NEWS: Child Hurt In St. Paul Shooting; Investigation Underway
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