Big Crowd for Inauguration


D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty estimated Tuesday’s crowd at “roughly” 1.8 million, shattering the previous record of 1.2 million for President Lyndon Johnson’s 1965 inauguration.

There were no inaugural-related threats in the weeks before the swearing-in, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has said. Yet on Tuesday, FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials announced they were investigating information of “uncertain” credibility that suggested a potential threat to disrupt the day.

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