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Report: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to be put under Secret Service protection after restaurant ejection

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be placed under the protection of Secret Service while at home, according to a report Wednesday by NPR and NBC News' Peter Alexander.

What are the details?

On Tuesday, Alexander shared a tweet that revealed that Sanders would be put under the protection of the Secret Service on a "temporary basis," and cited law enforcement officials as sources.

"NEW: The Secret Service will begin providing security at the home of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, on a temporary basis, a law enforcement official tells @PeteWilliamsNBC," Alexander wrote.

On Wednesday, NPR reported that Sanders will receive temporary Secret Service protection — protection usually reserved for the president, vice president, and their respective families — following the incident Friday in which she was asked to leave Red Hen, a Lexington, Virginia, restaurant.

Leading up to the incident, the restaurant's owner reportedly conferred with staff about how to handle Sanders' presence in the restaurant, and ultimately decided — because of "moral conviction" — that the press secretary should be asked to leave the premises.

What did Sanders do next?

Sanders complied with the restaurant owner's request without a fuss and even offered to pay for the meals.

The restaurant owner said Sanders was not charged.

CNN also made a similar report on Wednesday, noting that Sanders could receive Secret Service protection as early as Wednesday, and cited "two sources familiar with the decision."

The two sources did not detail the length of Sanders' protection or any other details surrounding the reports.

A representative for the Secret Service told CNN in a statement, "For operational security purposes, the Secret Service does not comment on its protective operations."

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