The suspected Chinese spy balloon that’s been U.S. airspace in recent days;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" data-rapid_p="8" data-v9y="1">spotted over U.S. airspace in recent days has been shot down over the Carolina coastline, officials said.
An operation was underway to recover debris from the balloon in the Atlantic Ocean. A livestream of the balloon showed it deflated and falling toward the water below.
Earlier on Saturday, when President Biden was asked about the possibility of shooting it down, he told reporters: “We’re gonna take care of it.”
Soon after, the Federal Aviation Administration shut down three airports in both North and South Carolina “to support the Department of Defense in a national security effort.”