U.S. Capitol Police says it has gained intelligence pointing to a militia group looking to breach the Capitol building on Thursday.
The statement by Capitol Police did not name the militia group, but called it “an identified militia group.”
Thursday marks the date when QAnon conspiracy theorists believe that Donald Trump will finally be sworn in for his second term of the presidency.
“The United States Capitol Police Department is aware of and prepared for any potential threats towards members of Congress or towards the Capitol complex,” it said in its statement.
It said it is working with local, state and federal agencies “to stop any threats to the Capitol,” adding, “We are taking the intelligence seriously.” It did not disclose the nature of the intelligence.