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Police request 60-day extension of Guard at US Capitol

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The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months; the proposal is being reviewed by the Pentagon.

Posted: Mar 4, 2021 4:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months, according to The Associated Press. And defense officials say the proposal is being reviewed by the Pentagon.

The request underscores the continuing concerns about security and the potential for violence at the Capitol, two months after rioters breached the building in violence that left five people dead. And it comes as law enforcement was on high alert around the U.S. Capitol Thursday after intelligence uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the building.

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