The bulletin describes the Three Percenters’ alleged goal of having 50,000 members from around the country travel to D.C. on or around March 4 through March 6 and participate in a plan to overrun law enforcement and the National Guard troops at or near the Capitol Complex…
Ishena Robinson Wed, March 3, 2021, 5:00 PM·5 min read
There’s still a lot being unpacked regarding the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, and it doesn’t help that white supremacist militia groups are apparently planning another attack in Washington, D.C., tomorrow.
Yes, tomorrow. That’s according to a release issued by the U.S. Capitol Police on Wednesday, saying the department has received intelligence that a militia group is potentially plotting to breach the 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,” the statement reads. “We are taking the intelligence seriously.”
That’s encouraging—given the last time Capitol Police received intelligence that white supremacists where planning to wage war on the federal building, they did not act on it because it was ‘just’ raw information.
Like before, the intelligence about a potential attack on March 4 comes from the FBI, according to ABC News.
From ABC News:
An internal U.S. Capitol Police bulletin distributed Tuesday contains information about a possible militia plot to storm the Capitol on or around March 4, sources told ABC News.
The information in the bulletin is sourced to an FBI intelligence report from late February that describes the an alleged plot by the “Three Percenters militia group to use diversionary tactics such as detonating a bomb” to draw law enforcement away from the Capitol prior to an attempt by the group to take over the U.S. Capitol, according to a law enforcement source.
The credibility of the information in the bulletin remains unclear.
The bulletin describes the Three Percenters’ alleged goal of having 50,000 members from around the country travel to D.C. on our around March 4 through March 6 and participate in a plan to overrun law enforcement and the National Guard troops at or near the Capitol Complex, the source said.