Shooting Spree Sparks More Security at State Capitol

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

Colorado lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of beefing up security at the state capitol, sparked by a fatal shooting in July.

Instead of expanding protection to other state buildings the joint budget committee approved hiring more state troopers and security guards.
Two metal detectors, an X–Ray machine and hand wands to patrol and protect the capitol will be added. The plan will cost over $800,000.

The state capitol gets the most visitors per year, and did not have metal detectors installed on July 16th, when 32 year old Aaron Snyder was shot outside Governor Ritter's office.

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