Biden gets Secret Service protection after protester run-ins
The U.S. Secret Service says Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is receiving its protection beginning this week.
Biden made the request earlier this month after a handful of testy interactions with protesters at recent campaign events.
During a Super Tuesday victory speech, two protesters rushed a stage in Los Angeles and came within a few feet of Biden.
The process for assigning a security detail to a candidate generally requires that campaigns initiate the request for protection.
The Secret Service does a threat assessment. The ultimate decision on whether to provide protection is made by the Department of Homeland Security.
Bernie Sanders has not requested protection.