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2 armed citizens "stand guard" outside Princeton military recruiting center

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Two armed men "stand guard" outside a military recruiting center in Princeton, WV on Tuesday. Two armed men "stand guard" outside a military recruiting center in Princeton, WV on Tuesday.

PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) After the attack at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, TN that left five people dead, citizens across the U.S. have taken security measures in their own hands.

Two men showed-up Tuesday morning outside the Armed Forces Career Center on Stafford Drive in Princeton, WV carrying assault-style riffles. They would not identify themselves but said they were not military veterans. One told WVVA they're showing appreciation to the troops by guarding them outside the building. 

"This should be the safest place on the planet for these men and women. With these recent attacks, they're felling nervous," said one of the armed men. 

The two armed men plan to "stand guard" outside the military recruiting center all week. 

A Department of Defense policy limits and controls the carrying of firearms by military and civilian personnel at military installations in non-combat zones. 

Lt. Col. Melissa Shade, Public Affairs Officer with the West Virginia National Guard released the following statement to WVVA:

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of our fellow service members lost in the terrible shootings in Tennessee.”  The security and safety of West Virginia National Guard personnel is a top priority.  Currently we are reviewing our security policies and procedures and are taking additional measures if deemed necessary."

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