WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia officials have lowered their turnout estimate for Monday's presidential inauguration.
The district's homeland security director, Chris Geldart, said Sunday that officials now expect between 500,000 and 700,000 people to attend. That's fewer than the 600,000 to 800,000 people initially anticipated.
The estimates are based in part on the number of charter buses arriving in the city, as well as the number of hotel and restaurant reservations.
Geldart says the lowered crowd estimate isn't changing any of the security preparations or planning.
For President Barack Obama's first swearing-in in 2009, 1.8 million people packed the National Mall.
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Blades And Other Sharp Objects
Blades are different than knives.
Mace And Pepper Spray
Sticks Or Poles
No tent building at this Inauguration.
Pocket Or Hand Tools
Definitely no building at this Inauguration.
Do not have your birthday party at the Inauguration.
Large Bags, Duffel Bags
Do your hair at home.
Thermoses And Coolers
Sack lunches are O.K.
No kids! Oh no wait -- kids are OK, just no kids in strollers.
Makes sense but it might rain. Luckily, ponchos and slickers are permitted.
Why would you bring a laser pointer anywhere?
Obviously but it could be fun. No. That would be awful.
Signs And Posters
The election is over.
Service animale are OK
Wear comfortable shoes.
Do not tailgate the Inauguration.
Any Other Items That May Pose A Threat To The Security Of The Event As Determined By Security Screeners