Major General Mahmoud Barakat, security head of the Media Production City, demanded Saturday that armed troops be stationed in front of the facility’s entrance after Islamist activists threatened on social networking sites to attack it.
He added that force will be used against anyone who tries to break into the city, saying that leave was banned for all security personnel and that they had contacted the Giza Security Directorate for reinforcement.
“They (Islamists) threatened to break in, and the ordinary riot dispersal tools are not suitable for facing break-ins. If they actually try to raid [the city] we will deal [with them] with weapons,” he added.
“The city will [be] secure from the inside and outside,” he said, also adding that the studios for the Dream, Al-Hayat, Al-Qahira wal Nas, ONtv and CBC will have extra security due to specific threats against them.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm