January 20th, 2009
08:29 AM ET
13 years ago

No major security issues so far, say officials

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/20/art.security1.gi.jpg caption="So far, there have been no major security issues, say officials."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Security officials say there have been no major problems surrounding the inauguration so far.

There have been some communcations issues, they say - but the crowd has been orderly, and so far there have been no reports of any major incidents or concerns. While some security screening lines seem to be slow, they say there have not been any major systematic issues.

Filed under: Inauguration
January 19th, 2009
01:55 PM ET
13 years ago

Authorities mount record security effort to ensure inaugural safety

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/19/art.security.gi.jpg caption="AN unprecedented security effort has been mounted in advance of the inauguration."] WASHINGTON (CNN) - From land, water and air, tens of thousands of policemen, federal agents and national guardsmen are being deployed in a unprecedented effort to make sure the inauguration of Barack Obama is safe.

"Right now we have no credible threat that there is any direction of interest on the inauguration," Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan tells CNN.

Watch Jeanne Meserve's report on the counter-sniper detail

FBI agents and intelligence officials have been checking with sources around the U.S. and the world to make sure no leads are overlooked, and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says intelligence will be scrubbed and rescrubbed right through the inauguration. "We are literally going to be watching this every minute between now and the conclusion of events on the 20th," Chertoff says.


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