The White House was put on a temporary lockdown and the United States Capitol evacuated when a small airplane violated restricted airspace over Washington, DC at approximately 08:30 (local time) on Tuesday, November 26. Fighter jets were reportedly deployed, and DC airspace was temporarily closed as authorities investigated the threat. The plane was determined not to be a threat and the lockdown at the White House was lifted as of 09:30. Some road closures have been reported in the area. Further details are still emerging.
A heightened security presence and residual transportation disruptions, such as road closures, remain possible in the vicinity of both landmarks.
Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.