Person in Custody After Flying Drone at LaFayette Park Near White House - NBC4 Washington

Person in Custody After Flying Drone at LaFayette Park Near White House

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    Drone Incident Puts White House Under Lockdown

    The Secret Service jumped quickly into action and took a man into custody Thursday afternoon when he flew a small drone just outside the White House. (Published Thursday, May 14, 2015)

    Someone is in police custody after apparently flying a drone across from the White House on Thursday afternoon.

    U.S. Secret Service agents said they saw the small UAV drone flying about 100 feet above Lafayette Park shortly before 1:10 p.m. They detained the man flying the drone and ordered him to land it. Then they cleared Lafayette Park.

    A bomb squad checked the drone and declared it safe.

    Police also seized a Chevy CSR believed to be used by the man. He is now in custody of the U.S. Park Police.

    Drone Captured Close to White House

    [DC] Drone Captured Close to White House
    An person is in custody after flying a drone near the White House. In this user-submitted video, Park Police react. Video submitted by Jide.
    (Published Thursday, May 14, 2015)

    The drone never made it over the fence to the White House.