Idaho Attorney General’s Office Turns on Security System
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho attorney general's office has turned on a security system after several incidents, including members of an armed militia group who staged a rally on the Capitol steps and then entered the attorney general's offices.
The Idaho Statesman reports that the recently activated intercom and video system allows workers to control access. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says he's trying to balance open access for the public and providing his staff a secure workplace. Spokesman Todd Dvorak says no single incident prompted the move.
About a half-dozen men from the militia group entered the offices on March 11 wanting to speak with Wasden, but he wasn't in the office and they left. Weapons are not banned at the Capitol and visitors have unrestricted access to public areas.