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With continuing threats of domestic terrorism, USNPS closes Washington Monument

The National Park Service announced that it will temporarily halt tours of the Washington Monument starting Monday and at least through Jan. 24, amid concerns about “credible threats” surrounding Biden’s presidential inauguration.

The announcement noted that groups involved with last week’s attack on the Capitol “continue to threaten to disrupt the 59th presidential inauguration.”

The Park Service said it might also temporarily shutter other areas ahead of the inauguration, including access to roadways, parking areas, restrooms within the national Mall and Memorial Parks. The closures may extend after Jan. 24 “if the conditions persist.”

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