Law enforcement on alert after plot warning at US Capitol
WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement is on high alert around the U.S. Capitol after intelligence uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm it again.
The threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory promoted by QAnon supporters that Donald Trump will rise again to power March 4, the original Inauguration Day under the U.S. Constitution.
Capitol Hill security increased around chatter about March 4 conspiracies
Online chatter identified by authorities included discussions among members of the anti-government militia group the Three Percenters concerning possible plots against the Capitol on Thursday. That’s according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Members of the Three Percenters were among the extremists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.