Secret Service investigating small drone on White House grounds



The U.S. Secret Service is investigating after a drone crashed on the White House grounds early Monday morning.

The Secret Service locked down the White House shortly after 3 a.m. after an officer on the south grounds of the White House spotted the drone, described as a two-foot wide “quad copter,” flying above the White House grounds before crashing on the southeast side of the complex. The officer saw the drone flying at a very low altitude.

“An investigation is underway to determine the origin of this commercially available device, motive, and to identify suspects. As additional information becomes available we will update our statement,” Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said.

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