Ottawa: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that an “unknown object” had been shot down in northwestern Canada. Yesterday, US officials said they had shot down an object flying over 40,000 feet above Alaska.

Trudeau wrote in a tweet, “I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace. @NORADCommand shot down the object over the Yukon. Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, and a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object.”

He further said, I spoke with President Biden this afternoon. Canadian Forces will now recover and analyze the wreckage of the object. Thank you to NORAD for keeping the watch over North America.

The incident comes just seven days after reports of the US dropping an alleged Chinese spy balloon, triggering a fresh diplomatic rift with Beijing.

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