The New York City Police Department intends to send 200 officers to Washington to assist in providing security during the inauguration of President-elect Joseph Biden, the New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner John Miller said.
"Nothing compares to any past threats; we have never had Americans fighting Americans on the streets of the nation’s capital probably since the civil war," Miller said, according to CNN. "The city of New York will do anything and everything within our power to assist the federal government," he continued, TASS reports.
On January 6, Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC to stop lawmakers from officially certifying the results of the November presidential election in a last-ditch attempt to prevent Democrat Joe Biden from becoming the new president. One protester was shot dead during the unrest. In addition, three others died, the causes of their deaths were qualified as medical emergencies. Biden’s inauguration is scheduled for January 20.