Donald Trump’s inauguration is just 10 days away, and the FBI and Secret Service are trying to figure out how best to deal with the massive security threats posed to the event.
WTOP reported that the FBI told the press on Monday that they are prepared for rhetoric from hostile nation-states, active threats on social media and angry protesters as well as numerous other threats. The units that will be on hand during the January 20 inauguration include the Hazardous Evidence Response Team, Special Agent Bomb Technicians, the Operational Medicine Team, the Evidence Response Team, the Crisis Negotiations Team and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team.
Special agent Dave Sundberg said that they were talking to the media to show the world that they are ready for whatever comes their way on Inauguration Day, and “to show informally what each of these teams does both every day and in support of the national special security event.”
Brian Ebert, special agent in charge of the Secret Service Washington field office, said that his agency uses a 360-degree “protective methodology,” adding, “We’re paying attention to the physical, the cyber, the aerial.”
He went on to say that the Secret Service will use a “robust security perimeter to defend against a number of threats. This will be a multilayered, buffer zone surrounding protected venues as well motorcade routes and of course the parade route.”
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