U.S. Capitol Police announced Wednesday they would increase security in response to intelligence suggesting a plot to attack the Capitol on March 4.
Capitol Police “obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4,” according to a press release.
The agency says it is taking the intelligence “very seriously” and will establish “physical structure and increasing manpower to ensure the protection of Congress, the public and our police officers.”
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) March 3, 2021
“Due to the sensitive nature of this information, we cannot provide additional details at this time,” the statement concluded.
Members of the National Guard have been deployed at the Capitol for more than 50 days in support of the Capitol Police. (RELATED: The National Guard Has Been In DC For 50 Days, And It’s Still Unclear When Troops Can Return Home)
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered their troops back to their respective states following reports that National Guardsmen were sleeping in a parking garage. Troops will be deployed in Washington, D.C., until March 31, Politico reported.
The Capitol Police did not respond to multiple requests for comment from the Daily Caller.