Joe Biden is evacuated to fire station after light aircraft veers into airspace over beach home


Joe Biden is evacuated to fire station and two military jets are scrambled after light aircraft veers into airspace over president’s Delaware beach home

  • The 79-year-old and his wife Jill were rushed from the home to the fire station
  • A plane had been above his holiday home in Rehoboth and treated as a ‘threat’
  • He was spotted in the back of of his car as his motorcade raced down the street
  • Biden left again at 1.29pm after staying in his car with his wife inside compound

Joe Biden was evacuated to a fire station and two military jets were scrambled after a light aircraft veered into airspace over the president’s Delaware beach house.

The 79-year-old and his wife Jill were rushed from the home to the secure location in Rehoboth following the incident on Saturday afternoon.

Preliminary investigation revealed the small private plane entered the restricted airspace ‘by mistake’ and there was ‘no threat to the President or his family,’ a White House official told reporters. 

He was spotted in the back of of his car as his motorcade raced down the street and away from the holiday home.

The assembly of vehicles was seen driving straight into the station at 12.45pm before security services swept the area clear of bystanders.

Biden left again at 1.29pm after staying in his car with his wife inside the compound the whole time.

Witness Susan Lillard told CBS she saw a small white plane flying over the area where the president’s house is.

She said two military jets were quickly scrambled and soared across the sky above her during the dramatic response. 

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The 79-year-old (pictured yesterday) was rushed from the home to the secure location in Rehoboth following the potential threat on Saturday afternoon

He was spotted in the back of of his car as his motorcade raced down the street and away from the holiday home (pictured)

He was spotted in the back of of his car as his motorcade raced down the street and away from the holiday home (pictured) 

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