The security at the U.S. Capitol has been intensified after intelligence identified a possible plot of a militia group to breach the building that has been violently attacked by supporters of former president Donald Trump nearly two months ago.
In a statement, the U.S. Capitol Police said on Wednesday that they received intelligence that revealed about the potential plan to attack the iconic building on Thursday, March 4.
Due to the authorities’ warning, the scheduled Thursday session of the U.S. House of Representative has been canceled.
The House initially planned to discuss and vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, a massive policing reform bill, but the schedule has been changed to ensure the safety of people.
“We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4,” the police said in 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.”
“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,” it added.
The House’s session has been rescheduled to Wednesday night so that the U.S. Capitol would remain vacated on Thursday, taking note of the security warning.
The threat of invasion of the U.S. Capitol came after a mob of former president Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the iconic building as an attempt to stop the Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s victory in the November 2020 election.
© Fourth Estate® — All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.