Kansas closes buildings around Statehouse through Wednesday

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State office buildings around the Kansas Statehouse and state social services offices in Topeka and Kansas City, Kansas, are closed to the public Tuesday and Wednesday because of security concerns ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Gov. Laura Kelly’s decision to close state office buildings near the Statehouse came after her office restricted access and increased security at the Statehouse through the end of this week.

Those steps followed an FBI warning about possible armed protests in Washington and state capitols.

The FBI warning came after a violent mob on Jan. 6 stormed the U.S. Capitol and interrupted Congress’ certification of President Donald Trump’s election loss.

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