Important investigation into the security breach surrounding US President Joe Biden’s visit to Ireland as a classified document was found on the street
AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into a security breach related to US President Joe Biden’s visit according to a secret document got discovered.
A copy of the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s “deployment order” for President Biden’s trip has been found on a street in Belfast.
According to the BBC, a document labeled PSNI and sensitive was found by a member of the public.
It is believed to have been an operational order outlining the deployment of officers.
However, the document contained no personal information about the president, his officials, or other dignitaries linked to the visit.
In a speech on BBC’s The Nolan Show, the discoverer of the document confirmed that it was a “sensitive document”.
He explained: “It gives you details of closed roads, who the commanders are, phone numbers.
“It’s a little crazy that it lied on the street.”
A PSNI spokesman confirmed an investigation was underway.
They said: “We are aware of a security breach.
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“An investigation has begun and we have notified the Senior Information Risk Officer.
“We take the safety of visiting dignitaries, members of the public and our officers and employees extremely seriously and will take appropriate action.”
A huge security operation was put in place for the visit ahead of Biden’s arrival Tuesday night for a four-day visit to Ireland.
PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Chris Todd confirmed that 2,920 officers took part in an extensive operation in support of the US President’s visit.
He described the major strategic operation as the largest since the G8 summit in 2013 and said it would require extensive planning and deployments.
He explained: “The breadth of this operation was enormous and involved 2,920 police officers from across Northern Ireland.
“Extensive planning and preparations have been undertaken to ensure the safety of the US President, his officials and staff, as well as Prime Minister Sunak and other dignitaries.
“This has been an extremely busy period for police across Northern Ireland, with Easter parades and a high frequency of visitors visiting the various beauty spots over the Easter holidays.
“We have benefited over the past few days from 84 Mutual Aid officers who have traveled to the Belfast area and provided vital additional expertise and support.”