“Unidentified object” shot down over Canada, Trudeau says

U.S. shoots down “high-altitude object” over Alaska

U.S. shoots down “high-altitude object” over Alaska


An “unidentified object” which “violated “Canadian airspace” was shot down over Canada Saturday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed. The object was shot down by a U.S. military F-22 over the Yukon, Trudeau disclosed. 

A U.S. official previously confirmed to CBS News Saturday that the object was detected by North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and appeared to be a “high-altitude balloon.” 

Trudeau tweeted that “Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled” after he “ordered the take down” of the object by NORAD. 

This comes one day after “high altitude object” was shot down by the U.S. military over Alaska, and exactly one week after a Chinese spy balloon was shot down by the military off the South Carolina coast.

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates. 

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