Baltimore: National Guard Arrives To Help Halt Looting

Tara Dodrill

National Guard troops have arrived in Baltimore, hundreds more are anticipated to arrive throughout the day and evening in response to the Baltimore Purge, violence and looting. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency on Monday evening several hours after the Baltimore riots began.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake mandated a citywide curfew slated to begin tonight. The Baltimore City Hall and Baltimore Police Department headquarters are located about one mile away from the western district where the riots raged on Monday evening.

Governor Larry Hogan shared his thoughts on the arrival of the National Guard and the Baltimore riots and what is now being done to prevent a replay of the looting and violence.

"Today, we're dealing with stopping the violence and protecting the people. Our plan is to bring enough people in here to make sure the fires don't get started again. The city has asked us to take over. Currently, state police Superintendent Bill Pallozzi is in charge and will be in direct communication with the city, the mayor, with the city police and General Singh will be providing backup assistance to the state police. We'll be coordinating with police from other counties around the state and from police that we get from other states around the region."

— ABC News (@ABC) April 28, 2015

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