A civilian aircraft entered restricted airspace near President Biden’s Delaware home Saturday, according to a spokesperson for the Secret Service.
“Shortly after 2 p.m Saturday, a civilian aircraft violated restricted airspace north of Wilmington, Delaware,” Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement posted to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “As a precaution, assets were scrambled to intercept and the civilian aircraft safely landed at a nearby airport.”
“There were no impacts to the protectee’s movements as a result of this incident and agents from the United States Secret Service are investigating in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration,” the statement continued.
A fighter aircraft and helicopter were sent to escort the aircraft out of the restricted airspace after its aircraft’s presence was first detected, according to a release shared by Guglielmi.
The president has a residence in Wilmington, Del., the state where he was a senator before becoming vice president and eventually attaining the presidency. The Wilmington residence gained some notoriety after classified documents from his time as vice president were discovered there in January.
Source: The Hill