A two foot long quadcopter- a type of drone- was seen flying close to White House grounds at three AM Monday morning. The drone then crashed on the South East side of grounds prompting a lock down of the complex while investigations and other searches occurred.
President Obama and the first lady were travelling in India when this occurred so they were not at home but it has not been clarified whether their daughters Sasha and Malia were at home. Sasha and Malia will stay in Washington to remain in school rather than miss days.
The Secret Service says the drone was of the commercially available kind and hat no similar occurrences have shown up. Still, questions about security at the White House have arisen again following previous incidents where the security of the executive mansion was breached.