The secret service has a new security risk on their hands. On Monday, a drone came down on the White House lawn, triggering a lockdown. By this afternoon, the Secret Service had spoken with the person who said he was responsible. But it still sparked concerns about another security breach.
Just after 3:00 a.m. Monday, a Secret Service agent heard a noise and saw a small “quad copter” flying low over the White House grounds. The device crashed on the southeast side of the complex.
The president and First Lady are traveling overseas, but their daughters are in Washington.
There are strict flight restrictions around the White House, but small drones are hard to detect.
“The early indications are that it does not pose any sort of ongoing threat right now to anybody at the White House,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.