WASHINGTON — A foreign dignitary who is expected to visit the United States and other countries Thursday night will have special protection from the Secret Service.
On Wednesday, the agency announced the activation of protection for "Mr. S. Claus, codename Big Red."
According to the Secret Service, Wednesday's announcement follows a similar announcement made Monday by the director of the agency.
Further updates on protections for "Big Red" are expected to be released on social media via the #BigRedDetail hashtag.
The Secret Service investigates financial crimes against the United States and provides round-the-clock protection for US presidents, vice presidents, former presidents, visiting foreign heads of state and others.