Local SWAT team heads to Ferguson

Troop F's SWAT team will head to Ferguson Monday afternoon.

The SWAT team from Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop F, which covers much of mid-Missouri, is heading to Ferguson, Missouri, Monday afternoon.

The SWAT team consists of about 20 people, and 10 more are on standby.

The same team had been in Ferguson from last Sunday through Friday morning.

A representative from Troop F did not know their specific assignments, but said they would most likely be doing security and responding to civil unrest.

It's unknown how long the Troop F team will be in Ferguson, but they have been advised to pack for several days.

They will be taking necessary equipment with them, including riot gear and gas masks.