President Biden and first lady Jill Biden were briefly evacuated to a secure location on Saturday while in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware after a private plane entered restricted airspace.
The president was taken to a nearby fire station shortly after the plane was detected.
“A small private plane entered restricted airspace, all indications are by mistake, and precautionary measures were taken,” a White House official told reporters. “There was no threat to the President or his family.”
A preliminary investigation revealed that the pilot was not on the proper radio channel when he entered the airspace, and did not follow published flight guidance.
“The aircraft was immediately escorted out of the restricted airspace,” a U.S. Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
He said the Secret Service will interview the pilot.
CBS’ Bo Erickson reported seeing the president’s motorcade speed toward the fire station at just before 1 p.m.
“Right before the motorcade, I saw 2 military jets flying low over the beach town,” he said on Twitter.