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Secret Service responds to possible threat here

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Agents of the U.S. Secret Service responded to a residence in the Graham Woods subdivision on Tuesday, to investigate an alleged threat to the president (or possibly to the president-elect).

Only it was the wrong address.

The agents subsequently found the person to whom they wished to speak at home on Dakota Street and after questioning that individual determined the threat not to be credible.

According to Chesterton Police Department records, at 11:05 a.m. the Secret Service requested the assistance of the CPD at a home in Graham Woods in unincorporated Westchester Township. Normally, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police would have responded, but “due to an extended ETA” a CPD unit was dispatched instead.

By 11:45 a.m., the CPD advised, investigators had ascertained the Graham Woods address to be incorrect. Instead, the alleged threat appears to have originated in a home on Dakota Street, within the Town of Chesterton itself.

All units were at that scene at 11:52 a.m., at which time the Secret Service made contact with a subject whose name was not released by the CPD.

CPD records, however, indicate that the Secret Service concluded the threat, if threat it was, not to be credible, although the agents will be “following the investigation through other means.”


Posted 11/11/2020




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