Indiana Guard Troops Head to Washington to Provide Security for President Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration

About 600 Indiana National Guard soldiers are being sent to Washington, D.C., to help with security for next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

State officials said Wednesday they were also monitoring possible armed protests but didn’t yet have any threats of violence at Indiana locations.

Governor Eric Holcomb said he had authorized 625 Guard soldiers going to Washington from Saturday until two days after President-Elect Joe Biden’s January 20th inauguration.

Up to 15,000 Guard troops are expected to be on duty in coming days in Washington as authorities are concerned about threats of violence following the insurrection at the Capitol last week.