Ohio Statehouse to X-ray all bags, turnstiles also coming


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Bags will soon have to be scanned by X-ray machines at the Ohio Statehouse’s three public entrances.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/223qx1L ) that use of the machines was approved by the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board last week. The machines are expected to be installed in the next few months.

Officials say security turnstiles will also be installed. People with state-issued identification cards will be able to enter the building at the public entrances.

Metal detectors at the Statehouse were added in November. The advisory board revisited security procedures after the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and determined that security should be tightened.

More than 200,000 people visit the capitol annually.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com