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US Secret Service rushes President Biden to safe house in Delaware as private plane breaches air space

US President Joe Biden was rushed to a safe house in Delaware after an unauthorised plane breached air space. White House official says there is no threat to the President.(File Photo)

US President Joe Biden’s Secret Service detail rushed him to a safe house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Saturday when a private plane violated the airspace above the vacation home he owns in the small seaside town, according to a report in the New York Post.

Local resident Susan Lillard spotted a small white aircraft flying over Biden’s neighborhood around 12:45 p.m. — a violation of the FAA airspace restrictions that are always called when the president is away from the White House.

Minutes later, Lillard told CBS News, she saw two military-style jets scramble over the town.

Biden’s motorcade rushed away from his house toward a nearby fire station, where an SUV carrying the president and first lady drove inside the building and the Secret Service began clearing the area.

The President and the first lady were evacuated and are now back at their residence.

Anthony Guglielmi, Chief of Communications for the United States Secret Service (USSS) said: "Shortly before 1 pm, today a privately owned aircraft entered the restricted airspace over Rehoboth Delaware after mistakenly entering a secured area."

"The aircraft was immediately escorted out of the restricted airspace. Preliminary investigation reveals the pilot was not on the proper radio channel, was not following the NOTAMS (Notice to Airmen) that had been filed and was not following published flight guidance. The United States Secret Service will be interviewing the pilot," he said.

Precautionary security measures were taken but there was no significant threat to the protectee.