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Law enforcement on alert after plot warning at US Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) --Law enforcement is on high alert around the U.S. Capitol after intelligence uncovered a "possible plot" by a militia group to storm the iconic building yet again.

The threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly promoted by supporters of QAnon, that Donald Trump will rise again to power on March 4, the original Inauguration Day under the U.S. Constitution.

Online chatter identified by authorities included discussions among members of the Three Percenters, an anti-government militia group, concerning possible plots against the Capitol Thursday, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Members of the Three Percenters were among the extremists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

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