US Capitol Police warn that a militia group may be planning an attack at the Capitol on March 4, the day conspiracy theorists believe to be the “true inauguration day.”
Capitol police warn of an attack on March 4
According to the U.S., Capitol Police officials, they have “obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by ‘an identified militia group’ on Thursday, March 4”.
US Capitol Police officials released a statement:
“We have already made significant security upgrades to include establishing a physical structure and increasing manpower to ensure the protection of Congress, the public, and our police officers, the statement said. “Our Department is working with our local, state, and federal partners to stop any threats to the Capitol. We are taking intelligence seriously. Due to the sensitive nature of this information, we cannot provide additional details at this time.”
The officials stated on Tuesday night that they were aware of intelligence and information related to March 4th. They had already strengthened security.
The federal law enforcement agency said, “Based on the intelligence that we have, the Department has taken immediate steps to enhance our security posture and staffing for a number of days, to include March 4th. The Department has communicated our enhanced posture as well as the available intelligence for the entire workforce.”
Washington, D.C. remains under a threat following the fatal Capitol insurrection. The lawmakers are attempting to make investigations into the security failures that caused the Jan. 6 breach.
QAnon conspiracists have spread the fabricated claim that March 4 is the date of Trump’s true inauguration. According to them, presidents were inaugurated on March 4 before 1933.
National Guard troops deployed
According to CNN, in mid-February, Capitol Police requested that around 5,000 National Guard troops deploy in Washington till March 12.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis said in a confidential statement to LEAs that the threat of domestic violent extremism in 2020 is a movement that will carry on in 2021 and “could escalate to include the targeting of critical infrastructure,” according to ABC News.