MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Statehouse was quiet Wednesday as police carrying automatic weapons patrolled the grounds while guarding against political violence.
Earlier this month, the FBI warned that all 50 state capitals could be targets of political extremists to coincide with the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Police were at the Statehouse on Sunday as well, but there were no problems.
On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Scott said he was unaware of any specific threat to the Statehouse, but police were monitoring for potential violence.