President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were transported to a safe location for about 30 minutes on Saturday, June 4.
This was due to a plane entering the secure airspace over the family’s Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, house.
The White House said in a statement that “a small private plane entered restricted airspace; all indications are by mistake, and precautionary measures were taken.”
“There was no threat to President Biden or his family,” the White House added.
The Bidens left the secure location at 1:29 pm ET. The White House confirmed they went back to their residence by around 2:05 p.m. ET.
“The aircraft was immediately escorted out of the restricted airspace. Preliminary investigation reveals the pilot was not on the proper radio channel; and was not following the NOTAMS (Notice to Airmen) that had been filed and was not following published flight guidance,” the Secret Service said.
The Secret Service said they will be interviewing the pilot.
Officials at a local fire station said the Secret Service notified them around 12:48 p.m. This was about the arrival with Biden and his family.
Rehoboth Beach resident Susan Lillard told CBS News she saw a small white plane flying near Cape Henlopen State Park, which is near the president’s beach home.
Lillard then said she saw two planes scramble into the air a few minutes later.