A reported airspace violation forced a lockdown of both the White House and the Capitol on Tuesday. The small plane was not believed to be hostile.
DEVELOPING: Airspace violation reported in Washington, DC, and fighter jets have been scrambled, law enforcement officials tells @NBCNews.— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 26, 2019
White House on lockdown.
The media and other bystanders were asked to stay away from the premises.
On Capitol/WH security lockdown,— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 26, 2019
Fox is told no one is allowed in the Capitol complex buildings. Officers warning people to stay as far away as possible from the complex.
Regarding WH/Capitol lockdown, Fox is told there was some sort of a “bogey” which popped up on the radar. They did not know what it was. There was a law enforcement helicopter deployed to check out what may have happened.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 26, 2019
The lockdown has since been lifted.
.@SecretService statement on this morning's lockdown at the White House:— Sara Cook (@saraecook) November 26, 2019
“The White House was locked down this morning due to a potential violation of the restricted airspace in the National Capital Region. The lockdown has been lifted at this time.”
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