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U.S. Secret Service agent's stolen laptop may contain national security information

The U.S. Secret Service announced on Friday a laptop was stolen from an agent's car in New York City but said agency-issued computers contain multiple layers of security and are not permitted to contain classified information.

Computer could contain 'highly sensitive' data, including Trump Tower floor plans

The U.S. Secret Service said on Friday a laptop was stolen from an agent's car in New York City. (Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

The U.S. Secret Service announced on Friday a laptop was stolen from an agent's car in New York City but said agency-issued computers contain multiple layers of security and are not permitted to contain classified information.

The agency said in a statement that it was withholding additional comment while an investigation continues.

ABC News, citing law enforcement sources, said the laptop contained floor plans for Trump Tower, details on the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and other national security information.

The New York Daily News, citing police sources, said authorities had been searching for the laptop since it was stolen on Thursday morning from the agent's vehicle in Brooklyn.

Some items stolen with the laptop, including coins and a black bag with the Secret Service insignia on it, were later recovered, the newspaper reported.

ABC News, citing law enforcement sources, said the laptop contained floor plans for Trump Tower and details on the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

'There's data on there that's highly sensitive'

CBS News, also citing law enforcement sources, said that some of the documents on the computer included important files on Pope Francis.

The agent also told investigators that while nothing about the White House or foreign leaders is stored on the laptop, the information on it could compromise national security, the Daily News reported.

"There's data on there that's highly sensitive," a police source told the newspaper, adding: "They're scrambling like mad."

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