Foreign media reports that the US military shot down an unidentified object floating about 40,000 feet above Alaska. It is said that this incident took place 6 days after a Chinese balloon was shot down by a missile attack by an American fighter jet.
The White House reports that it has not yet been identified what this unidentified object is, who it belongs to, and what its purpose is. The White House further stated that the object was similar to a Chinese balloon and about the size of a small car.
White House National Security Council spokesman John Curb said it was shot down because it could pose a threat to civil aviation.