Massive security breach happened as a security document revealing information about where Biden was staying, security arrangements, and the phone numbers of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) security personnel was found in the street near the hotel the president was staying at.
This was an embarrassing side story to Joe Biden’s visit to Belfast.
Police in Northern Ireland admitted to a “security breach” after a document reportedly containing details of officer deployments in the city of Belfast — where President Biden is visiting Wednesday — was found on the street.
The BBC reported that a member of the public called into one of its radio programs on Wednesday morning to say that he found the five-page document, which he says is marked “sensitive” and has details such as road closures and police contact information, on Tuesday night.
“We are aware of a security breach,” the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) told the news agency in a statement, adding they believe the man found an “operational order,” which has information about officer deployments in Belfast.
“An investigation has commenced and we have notified the senior information risk officer.
“We take the safety of visiting dignitaries, members of the public and our officers and staff extremely seriously and will put the appropriate actions in place,” the PSNI also said.
In a statement obtained by Fox News, U.S. Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the agency has been informed by the PSNI of “media reports regarding a potentially sensitive document, which may contain law-enforcement material.”
Biden visited Northern Ireland for the first time in his presidency to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
(Source: Gateway Pundit)