UPDATE August 20th 9:20 pm E.D.T.
1776 Channel spoke to a staff member with Asymmetric Solutions this afternoon who made the following statement:
“It’s sad to see what’s happening to a great city. Our duty was very simple. We provide bodyguard service all over the country and overseas. A private citizen came to us that was concerned for their safety traveling to the area. What we found during our tour was that things were not as bad as they were portrayed in the media. The person who came in hopes that they can calm the situation somewhat.” — Jack, Staff Member, Asymmetric Solutions
UPDATE August 20th 11:12 am E.D.T.
Asymmetric Solutions has posted three additional tweets in an attempt to clarify their mission in the St. Louis, Missouri area while remaining coy about the client identity. The operation is for “escort detail augment for individual”.
“To clarify we are not protecting state, law enforcement or those exercising their right to assemble. Escort detail augment for individual” stated a 3:16am tweet today on the contractor’s twitter account.
“We are saddened that such service is needed in what is normally a peaceful, harmonious metropolitan area full of good people” stated an immediate follow-up tweet.
The third tweet was especially cryptic: “And we will make sure not to deploy anyone to a spelling bee.”
It is unclear if “spelling bee” is a reference to federal alphabet agencies or national news outlets, or is meant to convey something else.
ST. LOUIS August 20, 2014 — Missouri-based private security contractor Asymmetric Solutions, which employs elite former U.S. military special operators, tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the company is deploying a “high threat team in our own city”.
When responding via Twitter to a request for information, a spokesperson said “we cannot professionally hand out that information, regardless of client or location. We put a security team of former SOF personnel into the STL area at the request of a client.”
The entire tweet reads “We’ve been to Baghdad, Kabul, KL, Manilla, Peshwar, Bogata. Never guessed we would deploy a high threat team in our own city. #furgeson”.
Asymmetric Solutions employs former U.S. Navy SEALs and Army special operators.
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