MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – About six armed citizens stood guard to protect a military recruitment center in Murfreesboro on Monday.
They brought their personal weapons and plan to remain in place until a sign on the door that reds “Weapons Prohibited” is taken down.
The move comes after a 24-year-old Tennessee man attacked two military facilities in Chattanooga last week, killing five service members.
On Sunday, Governor Bill Haslam ordered a review of security policies and procedures at National Guard armories and recruiting facilities. So far, no action has been taken.
The citizens told News 2 they will be working in shifts to ensure someone is at the center at all times during open hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Community members have been dropping off food and water for the men protecting the center.