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Secret Service director: Threat to candidates is elevated

LNM Radio Network

LNM Radio Network

There are security concerns for the Republican National Convention next in Cleveland next week, but Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says his agency is prepared.

People can openly carry some weapons in Ohio, so they are planning for armed protesters.

But Clancy also told CBS News that its actually the campaign trail where the threat has grown. Protecting the candidates is getting tougher — and offenders are getting braver.

“I would say the candidate threat picture is slightly elevated,” Clancy told CBS News’ Jeff Pegues. “People are bolder … we have to be prepared for that.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/secret-service-director-threat-to-candidates-is-slightly-elevated/