BREAKING: TRUDEAU ORDERS SHOOTDOWN: US F-22 Shot Object Down Over Yukon (NORAD Tracking High Altitude Object Over Northern Canada)

UPDATE: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Saturday afternoon he ordered the shooting down of the unknown object flying over northern Canada.

I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace. @NORADCommand shot down the object over the Yukon. Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, and a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object.

I spoke with President Biden this afternoon. Canadian Forces will now recover and analyze the wreckage of the object. Thank you to NORAD for keeping the watch over North America.

NORAD released a statement Saturday afternoon that U.S. and Canadian military aircraft were monitoring a “high altitude airborne object” flying over northern Canada. The announcement comes a day after the U.S. shot down another high altitude object over Alaska.

Navy photo of recovery of China spy balloon, Feb. 7.

NORAD statement:

Canada’s Global News had previously reported sources told them “one or two” possible spy balloons were being tracked over Canada (excerpt):

Officials with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed an exclusive Global News report Saturday that a “high-altitude airborne object” has been detected over northern Canada.

Global News reported Saturday, citing three security sources, that NORAD was monitoring one or two more objects that may be potential spy balloons.

Within minutes of publication, NORAD confirmed in a statement that they “have positively identified a high-altitude airborne object over Northern Canada.”

U.S. Northern Command and NORAD also released an update on recovery operations of the two previous shootdowns over Alaska and off the South Carolina coast.

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