The White House and U.S. Capitol were placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a plane entered restricted airspace.
Fighter jets were quickly scrambled into airspace after the aircraft was discovered in restricted airspace, law enforcement officials told NBC. The lockdown was quickly lifted on both the White House and the Capitol. (RELATED: Trump Announces Hero Dog ‘Conan’ Will Visit White House)
DEVELOPING: Airspace violation reported in Washington, DC, and fighter jets have been scrambled, law enforcement officials tells @NBCNews.
White House on lockdown. https://t.co/npp9EafLSO
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 26, 2019
The White House was placed on lock-down shortly after a briefing that President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway held with reporters. The reporters were then evacuated to the North Lawn. (RELATED: ‘What Does He Have To Hide?’ Kellyanne Conway Wants Adam Schiff To Testify In Impeachment Hearings)
Update: The lockdown has been lifted at the White House after an aircraft entered restricted airspace in the DC area, causing a “national event conference” to be convened, a US defense official tells @barbarastarrcnn. Official said “it is not known to be hostile at this time.” https://t.co/J4Oy4g55H7
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) November 26, 2019