Two Ohio National Guard soldiers removed from inauguration duty


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Two members of the Ohio National Guard have been removed from serving at the inauguration by the FBI.

According to a statement from the Ohio National Guard, the FBI removed the members “out of an abundance of caution.”

The statement did not identify the soldiers or why the FBI flagged them.

“We do not have all the fact related to why the FBI flagged them, but it is our understanding at the time their removal was not due to criminal or threatening actions or activities,” the statement read.

In total, 12 members of the National Guard have been removed from inauguration duty.

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