A White House official said on Saturday that a private plane had “accidentally” entered the airspace above the beach house where Joe Biden was spending the weekend, and detailed that “it was not an attack”.
Action has been taken,” he said.
The president and his wife, Jill Biden, were briefly evacuated before returning to their residence in the resort town of Rehoboth, about 200km east of Washington. “They’re safe,” said the official, who declined to be named.
The Secret Service, the agency responsible for security, said in a statement that just before 1:00 p.m. local time (2:00 p.m. ET), a private plane entered restricted airspace over Rehoboth “after accidentally entering a safe area”. presidents.
The aircraft was “immediately escorted”, removed from restricted airspace.
“The initial investigation revealed that the pilot did not use the correct radio channel, did not follow the instructions given by the authorities,” and “did not follow the announced route,” the security agency said.
Note, “Secret Service will question the pilot.”