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FBI's elite units are in town for RNC

Posted: 5:58 PM, Jul 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-21 22:34:45Z

Helicopters, an armored vehicle and a specialized truck are part of the fleet of FBI equipment that rolled into town last week for the Republican National Convention. 

"Our role is being prepared for worst case scenario," said DJ Hathaway, Tactical Section Chief FBI. 

The FBI also brought their specialized units to Cleveland. SWAT, hostage rescue, the IED unit—all of which are part of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group. 

Hundreds of FBI personnel are part of the thousands of law enforcement on the streets of Cleveland this week. 

The IED unit has been pressed into service during the RNC. "There have been daily responses," said John Selleck. All of the calls for suspicious packages were check out but none were explosives, added Selleck.

The next stop for the equipment and FBI personnel is Philadelphia and the Democratic National Convention.