Errant aircraft briefly locks down Washington: stories


Secret Service brokers transfer across the White Home with weapons drawn throughout a lockdown due to stories of a stray airplane over Washington, U.S. November 26, 2019. Information/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Information) – The White Home was briefly locked down on Tuesday with media citing an air area violation within the space that was not believed to be hostile.

Close by roads had been closed and nobody was allowed into the compound, and the U.S. Capitol was additionally briefly locked down, in response to media stories. They had been later reopened.

Representatives for the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Capitol Police did instantly reply to requests for remark.

Regulation enforcement officers advised NBC Information that an airspace violation was reported in Washington and fighter jets had been scrambled. ABC Information’ Washington affiliate reported that the airplane that entered restricted airspace across the nation’s capital was not believed to be hostile.

Safety lockdowns usually are not unusual across the White Home. The Secret Service had no instant remark.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu, Susan Heavey and Lisa Lambert; Modifying by Chizu Nomiyama and Jonathan Oatis