U.S. Capitol Police are increasing security after obtaining intelligence to suggest a "possible plot" by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, March 4.
"The United States Capitol Police Department is aware of and prepared for any potential threats towards members of Congress or towards the Capitol complex," they said in a statement Wednesday. "We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4."
The Capitol Police said that they "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."
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Capitol Police said it is working with "local, state and federal partners to stop any threats to the Capitol."
"We are taking the intelligence seriously," Capitol Police said in a statement. "Due to the sensitive nature of this information we cannot provide additional details at this time."
The warning comes as law enforcement agencies around Washington, D.C., are increasing security ahead of March 4.
In a memo to lawmakers, obtained by Fox News, Acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett on Monday said that officials are continuing to monitor "potential protests and activity surrounding what some have described as the ‘true Inauguration Day.’"
March 4 is the original day on which the U.S. inaugurated presidents. Read more at FOX News