The White House says a device was found on the grounds of the executive mansion overnight but adds that it posed no threat to the first family. Several news reports say the device was a small drone.
“There is a device that has been recovered by the Secret Service at the White House,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who is with Obama in New Delhi. “The early indications are that it does not pose any sort of ongoing threat to anybody at the White House.”
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are in India; their daughters, Sasha and Malia, stayed behind in Washington.
Personal drones are very common and easy to get now online. The Secret Service has their work cut out for it to find a way to stop this intrusion before it can cause harm to the White House. This is happening during a leadership change at the agency.