US police warn of militant plot to ‘breach’ Capitol on March 4

US Capitol Police say they have bolstered security in Washington after intelligence uncovered a “possible plot to breach the Capitol” on March 4, a day that holds significance for conspiracy-believing supporters of former president Donald Trump.

“We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4,” the US Capitol Police say in a statement, nearly two months after a deadly riot by Trump supporters shook the citadel of American democracy.

“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,” the police force adds.