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Several US Secret Service agents have been sent to Wilmington, Delaware just incase Joe Biden turns out to be the winner in the keenly contested election.
A source confirmed the new development to CNN:
“This is as expected. It’s actually a little bit delayed. It’s not telegraphing any specific concern.
Two sources also told CNN that the extra Secret Service agents were sent to Biden’s home state of Delaware on Thursday, November 5. According to them, the agents were dispatched once learning the former vice president planned to remain at the center on Friday, November 6.
Reports from Delaware News Journal says that flights are temporarily restricted over Biden’s Wilmington home and the Chase Center in the city, also the Federal Aviation Administration listed the restriction over the Chase Center where Biden has delivered speeches for “VIP movement,” while the one over Biden’s home is for “special security reasons.”
Only flights arriving or leaving the New Castle Airport and those on active firefighting, law enforcement, or ambulance duties are allowed to enter the restricted air space.
The zone over the Chase Center which is set to expire on Friday extends three nautical miles from the surface to a 2,999-foot altitude. The one over Biden’s home which expires on Saturday, November 7, spans one nautical mile and an altitude of 1,000 feet.
If Biden eventually turns out to be the winner, the USSS detail for a president-elect would get larger and mirror the size and scope of a president’s. Additional airspace security measures are also implemented, a source familiar with USSS protocols said.
Violators of the order face an up to 12-month prison sentence and $100,000 fine and could have their pilot’s license suspended or revoked.