WASHINGTON D.C. – The Pentagon issued a statement Saturday evening revealing details about how an unidentified object was shot down by the military over Canada on Saturday.
According to Fox News, Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said in a statement that President Biden authorized NORAD to work with the Canadian government to shoot down a "high-altitude airborne object" on Saturday after a call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
According to the Pentagon, NORAD detected the object over Alaska late Friday evening and monitored the object over U.S. airspace with the assistance of the Alaska Air National Guard and was "tracking it closely and taking time to characterize the nature of the object.
The statement from the Pentagon came shortly after Trudeau said that he had authorized the object to be shot down and after NORAD confirmed to Fox News Digital it was monitoring the "high-altitude airborne object."
The object of unknown origin became the third object to be shot down by a United States owned F-22 raptor in the last week.