Government employee piloted drone that crashed at White House (Mystery ‘device’ found )

Government employee piloted drone that crashed at White House | 26 Jan 2015 | A government employee told the Secret Service that he lost control of a small drone before it crashed on the grounds of the White House shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday, officials said. The man, not identified by the government, has been “been fully cooperative” and “initial indications are that this incident occurred as a result of recreational use of the device,” the Secret Service said in a written statement. The pre-dawn incident triggered an early morning lockdown of the White House perimeter and revived concern about the security of the presidential home.

Secret Service investigating small drone on White House grounds –Mystery ‘device’ found on White House grounds | 26 Jan 2015 | The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a “device,” described as a small drone, found on the grounds of the White House, a White House official said Monday, and Press Secretary Josh Earnest said early indications are that the device does not pose an ongoing threat. The Secret Service is sweeping the White House grounds on Monday morning looking for anything else that might be on the ground. Flying drones is illegal in the District of Columbia.

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