Virginia governor asks for more patrols at recruiting centers

A man holding a rifle stands in front of the armed forces recruiting center in Winchester, Va., Friday, July 17, 2015. The man stated that he was there "to protect the troops." Security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed in the aftermath of a deadly shooting in Tennessee. (Scott Mason/The Winchester Star via AP)

NORFOLK, Va. -- Gov. Terry McAuliffe has asked Virginia State Police to increase patrols around military recruiting centers.

The action follows the attacks last week on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. Four Marines and one sailor were killed.

McAuliffe's request falls short of the actions of some governors who have ordered that their National Guard soldiers be armed.

McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy told The Virginian-Pilot that Maj. Gen. Timothy Williams of the Virginia National Guard advised against arming his soldiers.

In some instances, Coy said state police will work with local departments.

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