Former US president Donald Trump claimed on his Truth Social platform that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday over a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Despite providing no evidence of his direct knowledge of the alleged impending arrest or how he knew of such plans, law enforcement agencies are preparing for a possible indictment of Mr Trump next week.
The Manhattan district attorney's office has declined to comment on Mr Trump's claim, while the former president's spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
Donald Trump was given a standing ovation by attendees at a wrestling tournament in Oklahoma, seemingly unconcerned about his allegedly imminent arrest over a hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
However, the former president later claimed that "illegal leaks" from the Manhattan district attorney's office indicated he will be arrested on Tuesday, providing no evidence to back up his claim.
Law enforcement agencies are reportedly preparing for a possible indictment of Mr Trump next week.
Mr Trump's claims have been met with differing characterisations among media outlets.
Sky News simply reported his statement, while NBC News emphasised the seriousness of the matter, suggesting that law enforcement agencies are actively preparing to indict Mr Trump.
Meanwhile, The Guardian focused on the wrestling tournament, noting Mr Trump's apparent lack of concern despite his claims of imminent arrest.