LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Michigan Representative Elissa Slotkin has spoken out about the object spotted and shot down above Lake Huron on Sunday afternoon.
Slotkin took to Twitter to say that she talked with the Department of Defense and that more details will be released in the “coming days.”
“The object has been downed by pilots from the US Air Force and National Guard. Great work by all who carried out this mission both in the air and back at headquarters,” Slotkin said on Twitter. “We’re all interested in exactly what this object was and its purpose.”
Senator Gary Peters also vocalized his intent to get more information from the Department of Defense.
“I’ve been in touch with the Pentagon, DHS, and FAA regarding the closure of air space over the Great Lakes,” said Peters. “I’m glad the object was neutralized over Lake Huron and I’ll continue pressing DoD for transparency.”
Rep. John Moolenaar expressed his gratitude for the military’s work in shooting down the object.
“Thank you to the men and women of our military for the work they did to shoot down the airborne object over Lake Huron. This object flew over Michigan and other parts of the country,” said Moolenaar. “I hope it will quickly be recovered and identified with more information made available to the public as soon as possible. I will continue to be in contact with officials at the Department of Defense to help ensure Michigan residents are safe.”
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