Ohio National Guard security aid bill tallies $1.2 million

Ohio National Guard security aid bill tallies $1.2 million
Windows at the Ohio Statehouse were boarded up on Jan. 17 in anticipation of protests (Source: WBNS/CNN)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio National Guard says the cost of providing security both in Ohio and Washington after the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach was about $1.2 million.

Stephanie Beougher is a spokeswoman for the Ohio guard.

She says active duty costs for personnel at the Statehouse were just over $1 million.

Travel costs moving guard members both within the state and sending them to the Washington area for inauguration duty ran about $162,000.

Gov. Mike DeWine activated about 1,000 Guard members for duty in and around the U.S. Capitol and about 500 to provide security for potential protests at the Ohio Statehouse.

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