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The Newest: Washington Monument closing till Jan. 24

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all instances native):

12:25 p.m.

The Nationwide Park Service is shutting down public entry to the Washington Monument till Jan. 24, citing threats surrounding Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The company stated Monday that it was implementing the short-term closure “in response to credible threats to guests and park assets.”

Park officers say that teams concerned in final week’s riot on the U.S. Capitol are persevering with to “threaten to disrupt” Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Consequently, officers are shutting down excursions on the Washington Monument starting Monday, working by means of Jan. 24.

They are saying they might additionally institute some short-term closures to roads, parking areas and restrooms on the Nationwide Mall and will prolong the closures “if the situations persist.”


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