The Secret Service and the New York Police Department are coordinating security plans in advance of a potential indictment of former President Donald Trump, ABC News is reporting.
The network news said representatives from both agencies spoke on Monday to go over logistics in the event Trump is indicted. Details include how Trump would surrender for booking and processing, and security inside the arraignment courtroom.
In advance of the call a source told Politico: "We'll be discussing how we bring Trump in."
NYPD, bracing for angry protests in the event Trump is indicted, began putting U-barriers Monday around the Manhattan court complex where Trump would be arrested if he is indicted, the Daily Mail noted.
"It's a major security undertaking because you don't know how many people will be there," a source said. "We need to be prepared for anything."
Trump announced Saturday on social media that he expects to be arrested Tuesday and called for protests.
The expectation of arrest stems from Trump's alleged role in hush-money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels amid the 2016 presidential election.
An NYPD spokesperson said the department's state of readiness remains "constant at all times, for all contingencies," including with partners in government and law enforcement.
The New York Daily News reported that the NYPD is scouring social media for threats as the city gets set for protests.
Mayor Eric Adams and police officials briefed the city's elected representatives on security, saying there are no credible threats of violence against the city as it relates to the potential Trump indictment, the Daily News said.
"We are monitoring comments on social media, and the NYPD is doing their normal role of making sure there is no inappropriate actions in the city," Adams said Monday at a press conference. "We are confident we're going to be able to do that."
Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.
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