Biden’s Inauguration: No Public Access To Capitol Ground Jan. 20 – Police

BEVERLY HILLS, January 11, (THEWILL) – Police say there will be no public access to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration of President-elect, Joe Biden.

A statement by the Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman , said officials have “comprehensive, coordinated plans” in place to ensure the safety and security of both Congress and Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

She said the grounds of the Capitol will be closed to the public. The inauguration is a ticketed event.

The announcement came after thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol last week as legislators were meeting to vote to certify Biden’s electoral win.

Biden’s team and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser have been asking people not to attend the inauguration in person because of the coronavirus pandemic.