The White House and US Capitol building have both been placed on lockdown after an air space violation was reported over Washington DC.
Fighter jets have been scrambled and sent into the air shortly before 9 am EST on Tuesday morning, according to NBC News. Staff working in both buildings have been told to ‘shelter in place.’ President Trump is believed to be in Washington DC.
Fox News reported that the alert was triggered by an aircraft moving east across the city, which violated protected air space. The White House’s briefing room is currently locked, according to reporters on the scene.
The United States’ NORAD defence command has asked aircraft to respond to the breach.
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