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Secret Service director: Threat to candidates is elevated

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Secret Service director: Threats to candidates "elevated" on campaign trail 02:03

There are security concerns for the Republican National Convention next in Cleveland next week, but Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says his agency is prepared.

People can openly carry some weapons in Ohio, so they are planning for armed protesters.

But Clancy also told CBS News that its actually the campaign trail where the threat has grown. Protecting the candidates is getting tougher -- and offenders are getting braver.

"I would say the candidate threat picture is slightly elevated," Clancy told CBS News' Jeff Pegues. "People are bolder ... we have to be prepared for that."

To hear what else Clancy had to say about his agency's preparations for Cleveland, watch the video above.

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