Major General Jon A. Jensen said the deployment of more than 700 National Guard members on Friday was the "largest law enforcement operation in Minnesota history," but "it was not enough."
Jensen said they now have to have 2,500 personnel mobilized by 12 p.m. on Saturday – which is an increase from the 1,700 total personnel the National Guard said would be on the ground this morning in a tweet.
"The governor just announced the full mobilization of the Minnesota National Guard for the first time since World War II. What does that mean? It means we're all in," Jensen said.
Jensen said the state is also in the process of requesting "national level resources." He said he has had conversations with the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.