CARSON CITY (KTNV) — Airbnb has announced it's canceling reservations in the Washington, D.C. metro area during inauguration week, and is blocking any new reservations.
The company is now looking into reservations made in Nevada's capital of Carson City.
In a statement sent to 13 Action News a spokesperson for Airbnb said:
"Due to increased law enforcement and safety concerns, we are reviewing recently booked reservations in Carson City set to take place during Inauguration week. If we confirm that guests are associated with a violent hate group or otherwise not allowed on our platform for violating certain community policies prohibiting violence or engaging in criminal activity, we will cancel those reservations and ban them from Airbnb. We are in contact with state officials about this plan, and if appropriate, we may bring information to the attention of local law enforcement.
This is complementary to our ongoing efforts to keep our hosts, guests and communities safe by working to identify individuals who may present a risk of violence such as members of violent hate group members and others publicly confirmed to have been responsible for the violent criminal activity in the U.S. Capitol Building."