– The US Capitol has been put on lockdown due to ‘security threat’ ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration

– Biden would be sworn-in as the new president of America on Wednesday, January 20

– According to the report, more security personnel have been deployed to Washington DC ahead of the important event

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Barely two days before the expiration of the tenure of Donald Trump as the president of America and the inauguration of Joe Biden as the new president, the Capitol building in Washington DC is on lockdown owing to a security threat, BBC reports.

Legit.ng gathered that the Capitol, which is home to the US Congress, was attacked by a pro-Trump mob on Wednesday, January 6, leaving many people dead.

The report said that journalists at the scene said that a rehearsal for Biden’s inauguration has been suspended.

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Biden's inauguration rehearsal suspended over security threat as US Capitol put on lockdown

Joe Biden would be inaugurated as the new president of America on Wednesday, January 20. Credit: Yaroslav Kushta
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It was learnt that security is tightened in the area with thousands of national guard members deployed.

According to BBC, eyewitnesses reported smoke near the Capitol, adding that the Washington DC fire service said it had responded to a fire nearby which was now extinguished.

It said that an alert circulated to Capitol staff said the complex was on lockdown, with no-one being allowed in or out.

The report also had it that all 50 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) are on alert for possible violent protests, ahead of Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, January 20, saying that the FBI has warned of possible armed marches by pro-Trump supporters.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the invasion at the US Capitol, federal prosecutors stated that the intention of President Donald Trump’s supporters was to capture and assassinate government elected officials.

It was reported that the international media outfit explained that the prosecutors made the disclosure in a court filing.

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In another report, with less than two days to the expiration of Donald Trump’s tenure, the administration of the outgoing US president made history.

Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump-led regime is the first in decades not to get the country entangled in a new war. Pence who made the disclosure in a tweet on Sunday, January 17, express how proud he is of the current regime.

Pence who made the disclosure in a tweet on Sunday, January 17, express how proud he is of the current regime.

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