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The scare involving the Turkish delegations was the second of the day Tuesday for Mr. Obama’s security detail, accompanying the president to New York for a series of meetings capped by Wednesday’s speech to the annual gathering of the U.N. General Assembly.

Earlier in the day, prior to Mr. Obama’s meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao, Chinese TV camera crews tried to push through U.S. journalists waiting to enter the meeting, leading to a tense standoff between U.S. security and the foreign press contingent. A Washington Times reporter was also present for that incident.

At one point, a Chinese cameraman reportedly used his camera as a battering ram. Those who were close by said he struck a security officer in the face with the camera, but a government security official said that the officer, who was an agent with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, was kicked in the shins and was not struck in the face. The situation was resolved by sending in journalists two at a time, with one U.S. and one Chinese journalist to each pair.

Owing to diplomatic protocols negotiated before the meeting by U.S. and Chinese officials, the Chinese were hosts of the meeting, despite the fact that it was on U.S. soil. U.S. delegations sometimes host bilateral meetings on foreign soil.

Matthew Mosk contributed to this report.