The state’s top law enforcement leaders insist there is no specific or credible threat as they prepare for possibly armed protests in Trenton on Sunday. Today the head of the State Police said agencies are on high alert and communicating “aggressively” with their partners; joining more than 570 members of New Jersey’s National Guard, 53 state troopers are deploying Monday to help with security in Washington, leading up to Inauguration Day, Jan. 20.
On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy asked residents to lay low this weekend and announced that staff at all state offices will work remotely on Jan. 20, out of an abundance of caution during President-elect Biden’s inauguration. Reed Gusciora, Mayor of Trenton, says that officials in New Jersey’s capital city are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. He speaks with Anchor Briana Vannozzi.