Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Marc Israel Sellem/Flash 90

As reported by Page Six reporter, Emily Smith, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu caused a commotion at the upscale New York restaurant at the Harry Cipriani at the Sherry-Netherland hotel when he arrived with a 40-man security team comprised of elite Shin Bet security agents.

20 agents arrived before Netanyahu, and then 20 more agents arrived with him just after 9 p.m.

The restaurant seats just 100 people and, according to Page Six, other agents were dispersed discreetly around the restaurant.

When the Prime Minister got up to use the bathroom, 20 agents formed a human barricade blocking all forms of entry into the bathroom.

According to the article, the entire hotel was barricaded manned with security and attack dogs. Guests who wanted to enter were forced to go through metal detectors and security checks.

Past reports have said that Netanyahu travels with up to a 500-man security detail. Representatives of the restaurant declined to comment.

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