Joe Biden Evacuated As Plane Violates Airspace; “Not An Attack”, US Says

Joe Biden Evacuated As Plane Violates Airspace; 'Not An Attack', US Says

Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden later returned to their residence, the official said.

Rehoboth Beach, United States:

A small private plane mistakenly flew into restricted air space over President Joe Biden’s beach house Saturday, prompting his security detail to move him and the first lady briefly to a secure location, the White House said.

“The President and the First Lady are safe and there was not an attack,” a White House official said of the incident in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, which is about 200 km (120 miles) east of Washington.

Biden and First Lady Jill Biden later returned to their residence, the official said.

The Secret Service, charged with protecting the president, said the plane mistakenly entered a secure area and was “immediately escorted out.”

Among other mistakes, that pilot was not on the proper radio channel and “was not following published flight guidance,” Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

“The United States Secret Service will be interviewing the pilot,” he added.

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