Live: US Capitol Police on high alert over fresh militia threat

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Published on 4 Mar 2021, 16:44
US Capitol Police officials said Wednesday they have "obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4".

The date that far-right conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will return to power.

The intelligence, which an FBI bulletin said could involve the "Three Percenters" group that prosecutors call extremist, is being taken "seriously," the Capitol Police officials said in a statement posted on Twitter.

"Our Department is working with our local, state, and federal partners to stop any threats to the Capitol. We are taking the intelligence seriously. Due to the sensitive nature of this information, we cannot provide additional details at this time," the statement said.

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