Truck with U.S. Secret Service equipment stolen in Detroit prior to Vice President Joe Biden's visit
Thieves stole a U-Haul truck in downtown Detroit Saturday night containing equipment for the U.S. Secret Service, which is in town for a Labor Day visit by Vice President Joe Biden.
“It won’t affect the visit at all,” said Secret Service spokesman Edward Donovan. “We would never compromise the security of a visit.”
Donovan said the agency rented the truck to haul equipment, some of which was in the vehicle when it was stolen from outside a downtown hotel, near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Michigan Avenue. The agents left the vehicle Saturday evening and discovered it missing Sunday morning, Donovan said.
He wouldn’t describe the equipment inside but said the agency will have everything it needs to secure Biden’s visit.
Detroit police are investigating the theft, but referred all questions to the Secret Service.
“It’s a local matter at this point,” Donovan said. “We’ll work with them.”