Something tells me this guy will be in jail for a long time. Wow.
Check it out:
A small helicopter violated DC restricted airspace Wednesday afternoon and landed on the Capitol’s West Front in Washington. One person has been detained, according to US Capitol Police.
“The FAA is working with its aviation security partners in the DC area investigating an incident involving an aircraft that landed on the west Lawn of the U.S. Capitol this afternoon,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. “The pilot was not in contact with FAA Air Traffic Controllers and the FAA did not authorize him to enter restricted airspace.”
The man in the gyrocopter was delivering a political message to the Capitol, law enforcement sources tell ABC News. So far, there is no evidence he intended any harm.
Alongside the FBI, U.S. Capitol Police worked to clear the gyrocopter of any hazards using a robot, and it was later loaded onto a trailer and towed.