The US Secret Service has sent more agents to Wilmington, Delaware, in anticipation of a Joe Biden presidential win, CNN reports, citing two law enforcement officials.
Additional airspace security measures are also implemented, a source familiar with The Secret Service said. A team for Biden has been on standby since last week, in anticipation of his win, the source told CNN.
“This is as expected. It’s actually a little bit delayed. It’s not telegraphing any specific concern,” a senior law enforcement official said.
The bolstering of security typically happens on election night, the official said, but USSS has played it “cautiously” as the agency does not want to be seen as making a decision on the election.
In addition to Biden’s original detail, the agency has implemented additional security assets in Biden’s motorcade consistent with Presidential entourages that are equipped to handle a wide variety of threats and situations and are not part of the typical secret service teams a candidate receives.
A Secret Service spokesperson declined to provide additional details, telling CNN, “For operational security reasons, the Secret Service cannot discuss specifically or in general terms the means, methods or resources we utilize to carry out our protective mission.”