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Small drone found on White House grounds

A small aerial drone was found on the grounds of the White House but poses no threat, in yet another security breach at one of the world’s heavily guarded buildings.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who is in New Delhi travelling with US President Barack Obama, said he did not have details about the size or type of the drone, but he said the Secret Service was investigating.

Obama and first lady Michelle are on a three-day visit to India, but their daughters, Malia and Sasha, are in Washington. The report of a drone came at a time when other threats to the President’s family or their home have led to concerns about security. While drones are commonly thought of in the context of missile-firing, unmanned vehicles used against terrorists, there is a wide variety of devices that would qualify. Many small flying drones are available on the commercial market and are used as toys.

The Secret Service has received heavy criticism for a number of recent security breaches.


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