(Snews) – The United States military has just shot down the Chinese spy balloon.
Democrat President Joe Biden had warned earlier that the U.S. was “going to take care of” the craft after it was spotted again on Saturday.
This time, the craft was spotted over North Carolina.
Flights were suspended at several airports ahead of the operation.
The discovery of the balloon has stirred tensions and a diplomatic row with China.
The Pentagon believes the craft is a suspected spy balloon and says it has committed a “clear violation” of America’s sovereignty.
Yet China insists that it is used for meteorological and other scientific research and had been blown off course accidentally.
However, as Slay News reported, a second balloon was confirmed to be flying over Latin America, casting doubt on China’s claims.
The object is believed to have flown over the Aleutian Islands, off the coast of Alaska, and through Canada before entering the U.S. earlier this week.
It is operating at 60,000ft and is maneuverable, the Pentagon has said.