#Police officers defending the US Capitol against an attack by #Trump supporters might have quelled the violence sooner had their leadership not blocked them from using weapons like sting-ball grenades, a watchdog testified on Thursday.
The body of the Capitol police officer who was killed after a man rammed a car into a barrier at the U.S. Capitol has been returned to his hometown in Western Massachusetts for his funeral and burial Thursday.
Capitol Police official warning: "We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4. ... We are taking the intelligence seriously."
A man who carried a Confederate flag inside the Capitol last week during the riot was arrested on Thursday. Kevin Seefried was wanted by the FBI, which had sought help from the public to identify him and had widely circulated a dispatch with his photo.
Breaking: Prosecutors in the US Attorney’s office plan to open a federal murder investigation into the death of Brian D. Sicknick, a US Capitol Police officer who died Thursday night from injuries sustained during riots in the Capitol, CNN reporting.