Secret Service agents to pose as farmers at G-8 summit, The Sun reports
Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press
British tabloid The Sun reports U.S. Secret Service agents will pose as farmers Monday and Tuesday at the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland.
According to the paper, President Barack Obama's protectors bought a fleet of tractors to use during the two-day effort.
But the Northern Ireland residents say they won't be fooled.
“They reckon the vehicles will let them patrol the fields around the hotel unnoticed — but they’ll stick out like sore thumbs," one local told The Sun.
More than 200 agents will travel overseas, where they have special diplomatic immunity to shoot anyone considered a threat to Obama.
The president will also reportedly travel in a bomb-proof vehicle nicknamed "The Beast," which features 8-inch-thick armor plating on its doors and puncture-resistant tires.
Michael Smith is an intern in the news section of DeseretNews.com. A 2013 graduate of the University of Utah, he will be attending Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in the fall.
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