- The Washington Times - Monday, April 27, 2015

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he had no choice but to call out the National Guard as a “last resort” in the face of rioting a looting.

At a Monday night news conference, he and other state officials detailed their force capabilities.

They said the Maryland National Guard is capable of deploying up to 5,000 troops and the Maryland State Police had requested assistance from an additional 5,000 law enforcement officers from agencies across the region.

The National Guard will have some presence in the city Monday night, patrolling streets and protecting property, said Maryland National Guard Major General Linda L. Singh.

“This is not martial law,” said Gen. Singh, noting that the guard will be in a supportive role assisting police and is not taking control of command.

• Andrea Noble can be reached at anoble@washingtontimes.com.

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