Montana Capitol not making major security changes after U.S. Capitol protests

HELENA — After pro-Trump protesters broke into the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Montana leaders say they’re closely monitoring the national situation, but they’re not making major changes to security procedures at the State Capitol.

Steve Baiamonte, administrator of Montana’s General Services Division, is director of security for the Capitol Complex, which includes all state buildings in Helena. He said they had anticipated there might be protests in Washington, D.C. and in Helena Wednesday, and they were already in their emergency operations center when they got the news of what happened.