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The Texas State Guard said on Wednesday it had deployed three armored personnel carriers to the town of Waco to bolster law enforcement response to a deadly siege that began last week and ended with the death of a guard chief.
The move comes amid a mounting crisis over the use of tear gas and other non-lethal methods by authorities to contain the uprising, which is largely driven by the anti-government sentiment of the militia group known as the Weather Underground.
The Weather Underground is an underground network of anti-federal extremists and other extremist groups who believe the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve system are plotting to enslave the country.
In the wake of the attack on the Waco police station, the Texas State Guards deployed three vehicles to Waco.
The Guard said the armored personnel carrier is part of the Army’s Rapid Deployment Vehicle and was used for “preventative” purposes.
The armored personnel Carrier is part the Army Armored Vehicles program and is intended to provide immediate tactical support in the event of an active shooter situation.
It also has the ability to be towed and moved to an area to respond to other emergencies, the Guard said in a statement.
“This vehicle is designed for rapid deployment and can be quickly moved to a location for an emergency,” the statement said.
The Guard said it is assisting Waco Police Department with the deployment.
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