31 Aug '17, 6pm

National Guard takes on security mission in Houston

National Guard takes on security mission in Houston

The National Guard’s mission in Texas has expanded to include helping to provide security in Houston. Roughly 1,000 military police from the Texas Army National Guard are assisting Houston police by guarding essential facilities, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. Their mission does not include arresting looters or other criminals. Houston‏ imposed an overnight curfew starting on Wednesday to deter looting, but so far police have not made any arrests or issued any citations for curfew violations, Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted on Thursday. No city curfew citations or arrests for a second night in a row. Thank you Houston for your understanding and cooperation. #Harvey — Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) August 31, 2017 So far, about 5,200 Texas National Guardsmen are on duty, according to the Defense Department. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has activated 14,000 guardsmen and ...

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