Police intelligence on Thursday uncovers possible plot to rape U.S. Capitol by ‘unidentified militia group’
The US Capitol Police Department obtained information indicating a possible plot to “rape the Capitol by a group of unidentified militiamen” Thursday, the agency said on Wednesday.
He is working with local, state and federal agencies “to stop any threat to the Capitol,” the statement said.
“We take the intelligence seriously,” the statement said, without providing further details on the threat.
Thursday marks the date some right-wing conspiracy theorists have claimed that former U.S. President Donald Trump, who was defeated in the November 3 election, will be sworn in for a second term.
A pro-Trump mob that officials say included a number of right-wing extremists stormed the Capitol on January 6. The attack interrupted the official certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral victory over Trump in a rampage that killed five people, including police. officer.
The Capitol Police statement said it had already made “significant security improvements” at the Capitol, which houses the US House of Representatives and Senate.
It is not known whether these improvements were made in response to this latest threat or whether they include measures already in place after the January 6 riot.