Law enforcement stationed at State Capitol, preparing for Inauguration Day

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MADISON, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – So far it has been a quiet evening in Madison where security efforts are in full force at the State Capitol. Reporter Brittney Ermon is in Madison to share how it has been going.

I’ve been out here for a few hours, so far, it’s quiet at the State Capitol. But law enforcement is front and center.

The National Guard was out in full force today. Armored military vehicles blocked the entrances of the building along with barricades. Local law enforcement also increased staffing, bracing for potential unrest.

In all, five groups, Madison Police, Capitol Police, Dane County Sheriff, Wisconsin National Guard, and the Department of Administration are working together to keep the Capitol secure.

We pressed all five today for details on their plans, the specifics, under wraps for now for security reasons.

The Wisconsin Department of Administration says they’re grateful today was peaceful. They added the Capitol will still maintain a heavy law enforcement presence because this is an evolving situation.

The FBI has warned of potential unrest across the country this week and federal buildings across the country are taking precautions.

In downtown Eau Claire, doors are boarded up at the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse on Barstow Street.

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