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Hawaii State Capitol to get metal detectors after lawmakers and aides say they don’t feel safe


Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii State Capitol will have metal detectors installed at three entrances starting July 10. State agencies said Monday the detectors will be deployed at two street-level elevator entrances and at one basement entrance to the building. The building will remain open to the public. The director of the state Department of Public Safety says the metal detectors are an “added layer of security” that will make the Capitol a safer place. House Speaker Scott Saiki says he supports the enhanced security because people “feel unsafe” in the building. State officials say 37 other state capitols already have metal detectors.

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