Local businesses close as more National Guard troops deploy in the nation’s capital.

Defense officials in Washington, D.C., are concerned about an insider attack from service members deployed to Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The concerns prompted the FBI to vet all 25,000 National Guard troops in the city, Fox News has learned.

The U.S. Army issued a statement late Sunday obtained by Fox News that said it is working with the Secret Service to determine if any service members on hand need additional background screening.

The statement said that all service members are familiar with the Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, which “requires department personnel to report any information regarding known or suspected extremist behavior that could be a threat to the department or the U.S.”

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