Police in Washington, D.C have arrested a man after he approached the US Capitol with a gun and fake inauguration credentials.
The man, believed to have driven from Virginia to Washington, D.C, allegedly approached the Capitol in his vehicle when police stopped him.
When authorities searched his car they allegedly found a handgun and 500 rounds of ammunition.
Police are now trying to establish what his motive was.
The arrest come as all 50 states across the US remain on alert for for possible protests ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration in just four days’ time.
Soldiers have been sent across the country to discourage a repeat of the deadly siege at the Capitol in recent weeks.
Meanwhile more security is being deployed across the Capitol with the number of guards to be stationed by Inauguration Day upped from 20,000 to 25,000.
They are more worried about the possibility of a lone-wolf-style attack particularly using a vehicle or maybe some sort of IED, rather than protests.
Road blocks and bridge closures are also being introduced to reduce the threat of an attack on the day.