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The Ohio State Highway Patrol received a request to provide assistance in the state, the FOX 8 I-Team confirmed, and some Ohio troopers are being sent to assist. The requests reportedly came from Gov. Walz and the Minnesota State Highway Patrol.
Earlier today, politicians, religious leaders and community activists gathered in Columbus, calling for protests to remain peaceful in Ohio.
The call for calm also comes as Columbus is experiencing a record spike in gun violence and is reeling from another fatal police shooting.