Haslam Calls For Review Of Security Policies And Procedures

Posted at 4:26 PM, Jul 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 05:50:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Governor Bill Haslam has called for a review of security policies and procedures at National Guard armories and other military installations in Tennessee following a shooting rampage in Chattanooga that killed four Marines and a sailor.

The governor's office said in a statement Sunday that Haslam has also directed Major General Max Haston, Tennessee's adjutant general, to review current Guard personnel who have been authorized to be armed in the performance of their duties and "identify and arm additional Guardsmen where necessary to protect themselves, citizens, and Guard facilities."

Haslam has also asked for a review of security at storefront recruiting facilities.

On Thursday, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot into a recruiting office in Chattanooga before driving across town to a Navy and Marine Reserve center where he killed the Marines and sailor. Authorities said Abdulazeez was killed in a shootout with Chattanooga police officers. 

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