The 7-foot tall fence will remain up for at least the next 30 days.
A 7-foot tall, non-scalable fence is set to surround Capitol Hill for at least 30 days said U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy earlier on Thursday, January 7.
The fence is being set up following the attack on the U.S. Capitol that shook the capital and the Nation to their core on Wednesday afternoon. The fence surrounding the U.S. Capitol will go from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue and from First Avenue to near the pond in front of the Capitol.
Seven foot fence going up around the entire US Capitol complex. Will be up for the next month. pic.twitter.com/NYVY4Ez27D
— Tommy McFLY (@TommyMcFLY) January 7, 2021
During a press briefing earlier on Thursday morning, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday, McCarthy said officials began looking into erecting the fence around the Capitol on Wednesday in order to create a more secure perimeter. The Army Secretary also stated there would also be more than 800 security personnel at the Capitol for the next month.
This is a developing story.
[Featured image: Twitter / Ruben Vis]