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US Shoots Down Spy Balloon; China Threatens Response
At 2:39 p.m. ET, an F-22 fighter jet fired a missile at the spy balloon about 6 nautical miles off the coast near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (Reuters)
The U.S. military shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast Saturday after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America. China insisted the flyover was an accident involving a civilian aircraft and threatened repercussions. China responded it reserved the right to "take further actions" and criticized the U.S. for "an obvious overreaction and a serious violation of international practice." [Full Story]
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