February 10, 2023 2:38pm
Updated: February 10, 2023 3:02pm
This is a developing story ...
The Pentagon took down an unidentified object Friday over Alaska, a Pentagon official said from the White House.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed the shoot down in a press conference.
A U.S. official said there was “no affirmative indications of military threat," according to the New York Times.
As of now, officials have said that they can't confirm whether there was surveillance equipment on the object.
It has also not been confirmed that the object is a balloon, although that is what is speculated.
A U.S. official noted that the object had been traveling at an altitude that made it a possible threat to civilian aircraft.