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Secret Service laptop stolen in New York, reportedly with Trump Tower floor plans

CNN -- citing law enforcement sources in New York -- said that though the computer was highly encrypted, it contained Trump Tower floor plans and other sensitive contents.

world Updated: Mar 18, 2017 08:27 IST
In this November 17, 2016 file photo, security personnel stand at the front entrance of Trump Tower in New York. The laptop stolen from a Secret Service agent on Friday reportedly contained details of floor plans of Trump Tower.
In this November 17, 2016 file photo, security personnel stand at the front entrance of Trump Tower in New York. The laptop stolen from a Secret Service agent on Friday reportedly contained details of floor plans of Trump Tower.(AP Photo)

A laptop was stolen from a US Secret Service agent in New York and remains missing, the agency said in a statement Friday, amid reports that the device contained floor plans of Trump Tower.

CNN -- citing law enforcement sources in New York -- said that though the computer was highly encrypted, it contained Trump Tower floor plans and other sensitive contents.

US President Donald Trump resided in the luxury high-rise before moving into the White House. His wife Melania and youngest son Barron still live there.

The Secret Service did not detail the contents of the laptop, but emphasised that such devices “contain multiple layers of security including full disk encryption and are not permitted to contain classified information,” adding that an investigation is ongoing.

CNN said the laptop was taken from the agent’s car in Brooklyn on Thursday morning.

The elite agency is tasked with protecting the US president, former presidents and vice presidents, as well as foreign heads of state on official visits.