U.S. Capitol Police officials told congressional leaders that the razor wire topped fencing around the Capitol building should remain in place until September, according a recent report.
The police officials suggested that the fence remain in part because investigators are tracking continuing threats against lawmakers and the Capitol complex, a person familiar with the matter told the Associated Press on Thursday.
According to the report, the threats “range in specificity and credibility, but they include online chatter about extremist groups potentially returning to Washington and to the Capitol in the coming weeks.”
Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman has recommended permanent fencing, the AP reported.
“I can unequivocally say that vast improvements to the physical security infrastructure must be made to include permanent fencing, and the availability of ready, back-up forces in close proximity to the Capitol,” she said in a statement late last month.
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