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Low-flying drone crashed on White House grounds, Secret Service confirms
Low-flying drone crashed on White House grounds, Secret Service confirms

A small drone crashed on the White House grounds early Monday morning, prompting a lockdown and an investigation into how the device made it onto the lawn, a Secret Service spokesman confirmed. The device was spotted by an officer posted on the south grounds of the White House just after 3 a.m. It was approximately 2 feet in diameter and flying very low, spokesman Brian Leary said in a statement released Monday morning. Leary described the device as a “quad copter,” typically a remote-controlled device that resembles a helicopter. The machine crashed on the southeast side of the White House grounds, he said. “There was an immediate alert and lockdown of the complex...

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