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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:46 PM

FBI: No credible threats to inauguration activities

Source: CNN

As law enforcement agencies finalize security preparations for Barack Obama's second inauguration, an FBI official said Tuesday authorities have "no credible corroborated threats to any of the activities."

Debra Evans Smith, the FBI's acting assistant director in charge of its Washington field office, said the FBI will have specialized personnel ready to go to meet any security challenge.

"We will have our SWAT team, pretty much all of our specialty teams will be available and on standby to include (weapons specialists), our dive team, our intelligence team -- working around the clock -- our hostage negotiators, (and) our special agent bomb technicians will also be available," Smith told reporters.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/15/us/inauguration-security/index.html

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alp227 Jan 2013 OP
rightsideout Jan 2013 #1
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #4
Terra Alta Jan 2013 #2
They_Live Jan 2013 #3
Posteritatis Jan 2013 #5
They_Live Jan 2013 #6

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:19 AM

1. Whew! Glad I'm not a paranoid wing-nut

The thought of potential threats never even crossed my mind till I saw this.

Since I'm in DC, it's usually the weather I think about for the inauguration. It could be mild, rainy, snowy or freezing.

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Response to rightsideout (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:11 PM

4. I lived in the area and went to a number of inaugurations and other public events and SWAT and FBI

 

are everywhere, we would sit there and count them. They are on every roof and they can see every window that opens along the parade route.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:26 AM

2. Good.

I always worry about Obama's safety during major public events. Glad to know his safety is in good hands.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:58 AM

3. This whole news story seems odd

If there were credible threats, why would they announce that to the public? Why list all of the team resources?

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Response to They_Live (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:22 PM

5. Who says they're listing all of them? (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:01 PM

6. not me

I just mean all the specifics that are listed. I find it strange that anything is listed in a CNN story for a high security event. It's almost like intentional misdirection.

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