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The U.S. Capitol Police have reportedly requested that the National Guard extend its stay in the capital by two months amid renewed concerns about violent threats to the already-fortified Capitol complex.

The Pentagon is currently reviewing the department’s request ― which The Associated Press first reported and other outlets later confirmed ― with the Guard beginning to solicit states for available troops in preparation for Pentagon approval. 

The current deployment is scheduled to expire on March 12, with more than 5,000 Guard members still in Washington, D.C.

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