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

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.

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

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