Secret Service Stopped Trump Assassination Plot By ISIS

  • 2018-10-15
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
 

It has been revealed that the Secret Service thwarted an assassination attempt on President Trump by the terror group ISIS.

The plot was thwarted while President Trump was visiting the Philippines for the ASEAN 50 summit.

According to The Daily Caller:

Just one year into his term, President Donald Trump was the target of a credible assassination plot attributed to ISIS — but the U.S. Secret Service managed to foil the attempt, according to a report that will air on National Geographic channel on Sunday.

According to Anthony Ornato, the Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division, chatter led his agents to believe that a credible threat was present on the ground when President Trump was scheduled to touch down in Manila, Philippines, for the ASEAN 50 summit in November 2017.

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The situation came to a head when, 20 minutes prior to Air Force One touching down in Manila, Secret Service still did not have the suspect’s exact location. Chad Ragan, the Secret Service agent in charge for the trip, demanded answers. “I need an update, NOW!” he said.

Within minutes, the suspect was tracked to Luneta Park — just a mile from the hotel where President Trump was scheduled to stay — where he was meeting with someone. With the help of the Philippine National Police (FNP), Secret Service agents swept the park and apprehended the suspect.


The Secret Service was alerted by Philippine's authorities to the possible threat. Apparently, a man tweeted that he was going to take one for the team and accompanied his post with a picture of Lee Harvey Oswald. On his Instagram, he was pictured with a book about assassinations. 

Tracking technology was used to track him in Manilla and it was determined that his close proximity to the president made him a credible threat. Thankfully the Secret Service working with local authorities foiled this blot.

 Source: TTN

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