Man arrested over White House drone

Man arrested over White House drone

A man has been arrested after trying to launch a drone outside the White House fence, a federal law enforcement official said.

The official said it was unclear if the man intended to fly the aircraft at the US President Barack Obama’s executive mansion or whether he was trying to take aerial photos.

The incident comes nearly four months after a quadcopter drone piloted by an off-duty US intelligence employee landed on the White House lawn. The Secret Service said at the time that the landing appeared to be accidental and not a security threat.

The incident led the agency to focus more attention on drone-related security issues.

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