Gov. McAuliffe asks State Police to step up patrols near military recruiting centers

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/AP) — Just a week after the attacks on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Governor Terry McAuliffe has asked Virginia State Police to increase patrols around military recruiting centers.

McAuliffe wants to help protect similar facilities in our area. Some governors have gone even further and ordered that their National Guard soldiers be armed.

His spokesman, Brian Coy, told The Virginian-Pilot that Maj. Gen. Timothy Williams of the Virginia National Guard advised against arming his soldiers. In some instances, Coy said state police will work with local departments, the Associated Press reports.

Later today, we expect to learn more about the investigation into last week’s shooting. The FBI and Chattanooga Police are holding a news conference at noon.

Stay with 8News for more on this developing story.

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