Yesterday, The Gateway Pundit reported on a Chinese spy balloon flying over Montana that the Pentagon had been tracking “for days”. The Department of Defense has ultimately decided against shooting it down as it was flying over a sparsely populated area of Montana and didn’t pose an imminent threat.
“The fact that this balloon was occupying Montana airspace creates significant concern that Malmstrom Air Force Base and the United States’ intercontinental ballistic missile fields are the target of this intelligence gathering mission.” said Sen. Steve Daines of Montana in a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. “It is vital to establish…any compromised U.S. national security assets, and all telecom or IT infrastructure on the ground within the U.S. that this spy balloon was utilizing.”
Now, the government of Canada is reporting a potential “second incident.”
In a press release posted either late last night or early this morning, Canada said “Canadians are safe and Canada is taking steps to ensure the security of its airspace, including the monitoring of a potential second incident.”
It is unclear if this is referring to a second sighting over Canada of this particular balloon being tracked by the United States or if it is an entirely separate balloon.
We will update as more information becomes available.