Early Tuesday morning, the protection detail of the White House was put on full alert.
After a plane violated the White House’s protected airspace, fighter jets were scrambled and the White House was put on lockdown.
Threat Quickly Cleared
These days, you just never know what whacko is going to go after Trump.
Just before 8:30 a.m. CST, the security alert was made.
The North Lawn of the White House was cleared and Secret Service went into protection mode with the President.
Additionally, the Capitol Building was put on security alert and lockdown.
As the alert was announced, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) stated, “Our jet fighters are on site and responding.”
According to reports, a private plane had potentially violated the airspace, but the craft was quickly removed from the area.
By 9:12 a.m., the security alert had been lifted.
At, 9:28 a.m., authorities stated that the aircraft “is not considered hostile at this time.”