BREAKING: Secret Service On HIGH ALERT… Here’s What We Know

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Secret Service on High Alert for Inauguration 2017…

By Huny Badger AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Members of U.S. law enforcement will deploy countermeasures to prevent a large truck attack, such as those that killed dozens in Nice, France and Berlin last year, from happening during the inauguration of Donald Trump as president.

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.

“We know that this (Washington region) is a high-profile terror target. It’s been attacked in the past, historically,” said Paul Abbate, the FBI’s executive assistant director for the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch.

Other FBI officials have confirmed that Washington is mentioned on a daily basis as a potential target in intercepted terrorist chatter and communications. “We, from the FBI standpoint, are ready to counter terrorist attacks and are working with our partners in building out the intelligence picture,” Abbate said.

On Friday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson spoke to reporters about preparations for the inauguration.

“We know of no specific credible threat directed toward the inauguration,” he said.  But in the same statement, he acknowledged, “that is only part of the story.”

“The bigger threat is probably coming from anti-government/anarchist groups who are likely to try and disrupt the inauguration, and may engage in violence to do so,” said Mike Maness, director of Trapwire.

Secret Service agents have conducted nonstop training exercises and put in long hours studying terror attacks and tactics around the world.

They and their partners have dissected the horrific images from last July’s attack in Nice, France, where a truck driver plowed through a Bastille Day celebration, killing 85 people, as well as a similar attack in Berlin shortly before Christmas. They’ve developed methods to prevent such an attack from happening, and practiced how to react if it does.

Johnson said a combination of “soft and hard” vehicle perimeters around the restricted area will prevent vehicle attacks.

Soft perimeters will permit access to only those vehicles belonging to people who live or work in the area. Hard vehicle perimeters will be off limits to all but official vehicles.

This year in particular, Johnson said, “The hard vehicle perimeter will be heavily fortified by trucks, dumpsters, buses and the like, given the current threat environment.”

That environment he spoke of is created by terror groups’ constant online prodding of sympathizers to conduct not just spectacular attacks like those in Paris, Brussels, Turkey, Germany and Orlando in the past year, but single-casualty attacks as well.

Another key part of Secret Service attack prevention planning started months ago, and is designed to cover large and small incidents.

(h/t Fox)

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