GLIMPSES: Barricades gatekeep the UN General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — How high are the barriers to entry at the U.N. General Assembly? Less than 4 feet, technically. While the barricades encircling the perimeter of the United Nations headquarters in New York are scarcely hip-level, the sea of gray grilles makes it clear that security is intended to be more than just theater. With scores of world leaders and other high-profile figures slated to descend, the special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service’s New York field office called the U.N. General Assembly “one of the highest-profile events in the world.” Security is a joint effort mounted by U.N., federal, state and local law enforcement.