17,000 Cops Will Guard G-7 Summit In Southern German Alps

World leaders including President Barack Obama will be guarded by 17,000 police officers when they arrive high in the southern German Alps for two days of meetings at the G7 summit this weekend.
Located at more than 3,000 feet above sea level, Castle Elmau has created special challenges for organizers of this year's global conference, which begins on Sunday.
Police spokesman Peter Reichl said that the limited infrastructure made the location challenging for security officials. He told NBC News,
"It makes it substantially more difficult. Of course we have a tactical advantage that Castle Elmau is difficult to reach, but we also have big logistical problems."



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