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Ohio National Guard warns about fake social media post warning of impending lockdown

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 17:38:56-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Tuesday, the Ohio National Guard issued a public service announcement regarding a fake letter making the rounds on social media that states Homeland Security is preparing to mobilize the military prior to a national lockdown that is allegedly forthcoming.

The fake post states that the government is planning on dispatching guardsmen all across the country in addition to other service branches and that a two-week lockdown and quarantine are on the horizon. The post urges Ohioans to "stock up" on items necessary to survive.

The Ohio National Guard said that the post is "false and fake."

"Consider showing your support for us by helping to combat these rumors," the Ohio National Guard said.

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