U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers on Thursday that they were preparing their agencies for the possibility of violence, both from unruly demonstrators and terrorists, at the upcoming Republican and Democratic nominating conventions.
Speaking before the House Homeland Security Committee, Johnson said he was concerned that demonstrations at the events could get out of hand.
In an interview with Reuters following his testimony, Johnson said he knew of no specific or credible threat to either convention but that it was important to be prepared.
Johnson said the Department of Homeland Security would be sending more than 3,000 personnel to each convention.