Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says the threat environment for this inauguration and the campaign that led up to it is “different” from previous ones.
But Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy and his partners are convinced attempts to launch other violent and dangerous acts are well within the realm of possibility.
Clancy said the threat environment for this inauguration and the campaign that led up to it is “different” from previous ones.
“I think people today are willing to do things they may not have been willing to do in the past,” Clancy said.
He cited several episodes that took place during the campaign, “where people jumped over those bike racks or security zones into our buffer.
In the past, it was very rare for somebody to do that. Today, in this past campaign, people were willing to do it.”
Clancy was quick to point out, without saying how, that Secret Service agents know what to do when it happens.
But this inauguration might be different from some other reasons!
The media is raising concerns about a drone bombing at the 58th Presidential Inauguration on Friday.
On Thursday’s “Today” show, a report indicated that U.S. Secret Service has put in place several anti-drone efforts out of concern that an I-inspired “flying IED” will smash into the crowd, or worse.
Reports of violent protests and attacks has Washington on edge, though past threats have never come.
But the “Today” show report, headlined “Drone Danger At Inauguration? Dealing with a new high-flying security threat” noted that drone bombs have been seen flying over coalition forces in Iraq at least once a day.
When strapped with a bomb, a worse case scenario, especially with hundreds of thousands of people, gathered at one spot like the Inauguration,” the report said.
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