Armed civilians stand guard at Murfreesboro military recruitment center

Murfreesboro military center

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – About six armed citizens stood guard to protect a military recruitment center in Murfreesboro on Monday.

Murfreesboro military center
On Sunday, Governor Bill Haslam ordered a review of security policies and procedures at National Guard armories and recruiting facilities.

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.

Click here for complete coverage of the Chattanooga shooting.

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