No credible threat information related to Obamas oath taking ceremony: DHS

January 8th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): The US Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies have released a bulletin reminding local law enforcement that the inauguration could present an enticing target for potential terrorists.

But the bulletin states that there is currently no credible threat information related to President elect Barck Obamas oath taking ceremony on January 20, CBS News reported.

The DHS has no plans to adjust any of the national threat levels, but is reminding the public to remain vigilant.

The Secret Service also announced on Wednesday that bridges connecting Northern Virginia to Washington, D.C., will be closed to most traffic on Inauguration Day, and a 3.5 square miles corridor of the nations capital will be shut off starting on January 19, the day before the Inauguration.

The security perimeter is larger than what has been cordoned off for previous inaugurations.

Estimates have varied over the last few weeks, but officials expect two to three million people to cram into Washington to witness Barack Obama taking the oath of office. (ANI)

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