After an airplane entered restricted airspace, President Biden was hustled to safety Saturday afternoon near his Rehoboth Beach home.
Biden was quickly moved to a nearby fire station after the plane was detected.
The U.S. Secret Service stated in a statement that a private aircraft had entered restricted airspace above Rehoboth Delaware just before noon today after entering an area that was not secure. The aircraft was quickly escorted from the restricted airspace.
The officials stated that preliminary investigation revealed that the pilot did not use the correct radio channel and was not following the NOTAMS filed. They also said that the pilot was not following published flight instructions. The pilot will be interviewed by the United States Secret Service.
Alan Henney was an independent reporter covering the DC area and reported on the developments as they happened.
Update: President @POTUS moved to secure location after airplane enters airspace. Rehoboth Ave shutdown in area of firehouse. Ironically GOP convention today at City Hall. H/T @HCBright10 https://t.co/RnpMu8DCSH pic.twitter.com/MFxbsXHs06
— Alan Henney (@alanhenney) June 4, 2022
Bo Erickson, a CBS journalist, reported that two military jets flew low above the town.
REHOBOTH, Delaware- At 12:52p, I saw @POTUS motorcade race into the Rehoboth Fire Station. I saw President Biden through the window of a SUV. Right before the motorcade, I saw 2 military jets flying low over the beach town. The press pool is not with the motorcade.
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) June 4, 2022
The same area is home to the Republican Party Convention.
The alarm sounded and the Bidens were found safe and sound at their home shortly thereafter. The U.S. Secret Service doesn’t believe there is an ongoing threat.