On Monday morning, ABC News confirmed that a small drone was discovered on the White House grounds overnight. Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that the discovery “does not pose any sort of ongoing threat.”
The Secret Service is investigating the device, Earnest said. President and Mrs. Obama are currently in India, with a stop planned in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. It was unclear if the president’s daughters were at home at the time of the incident.
Emergency vehicles and police were out in force and locked down the White House grounds. Before 5 am. The Secret Service initially reported a “device” was found, and later confirmed the device was a drone.
Though the official statement is that the drone was not “weaponized”, there is no indication of whether the device had any recording equipment on board, or exactly what time it landed.