Police, Secret Service prep for Trump at Atlanta title game

Atlanta police are working with the U.S. Secret Service ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to the city for Monday’s college football title game, an Atlanta police official said.

In a statement emailed to The Associated Press, Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said “we’re aware of his visit” and are working with the agency charged with protecting the president.

Campos said any additional comment would have to come from the Secret Service.

Atlanta’s mayor, police chief, and representatives from the FBI and other state and federal agencies will be at a Thursday news briefing on emergency plans surrounding the game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama, police said.

The White House has not made any official announcement on Trump’s plans. More than 100,000 visitors are expected for the game and related events over the weekend.

Trump’s visit comes almost a half-century after President Richard Nixon attended the 1969 showdown between No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. After Texas won 15-14, Nixon visited with players in the locker room and presented Texas coach Darrell Royal with a plaque declaring Texas the national champion.

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Author: Jeff Martin / AP