The Washington Monument will be closed until at least January 25 after the National Park Service (NPS) says it has received “credible threats” following the riot Wednesday inside the Capitol.
The NPS said some of the groups that coordinated the attack on the U.S. Capitol continue to threaten Washington, D.C., as Inauguration Day, January 20, approaches. The park service said other closures may follow, including roadways, restrooms, and other facilities on the National Mall and Memorial Park.
“Groups involved in the January 6, 2021 riots at the US Capitol continue to threaten to disrupt the 59th presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021. This includes the set up and execution of inaugural events, which occur in several park areas. In response, the National Park Service will suspend tours,” the Park Service wrote on its website.
“These temporary closures may be extended if the conditions persist. The National Park Service will reopen areas as it determines that the conditions of concern are no longer