US Air Force Helicopter Assigned Trump’s Security Shot From Ground Over Virginia

A US Air Force helicopter used to transport VIPs and dignitaries around the D.C. area and also assigned President Donald Trump’s security has been shot at from the ground over Virginia. FBI is investigating the case. The incident occurred just a day before an assassination attempt on Trump was foiled by Secret Service.

US Air Force Helicopter Assigned Trump's Support Detail Shot From Ground Over Virginia
US Air Force Helicopter Assigned Trump’s Security Shot From Ground Over Virginia

An Air Force helicopter operating over Virginia on Monday was reportedly shot at, injuring one member of the crew and prompting an FBI investigation.

The helicopter made an emergency landing in Manasses, Virginia, where the pilot was brought to a hospital. He has since been released.

The UH-1N Huey helicopter, assigned to Joint Base Andrews just outside of Washington, D.C., was conducting a routine training flight roughly 1,000 feet above the ground before it was forced to make an emergency landing, after being struck by a bullet, an Air Force spokesperson told U.S. News.

The helicopter is assigned to the 1st Helicopter Squadron, which supports the movement of the president and other senior government officials to and from Andrews, where Air Force One is also based.

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The FBI dispatched special agents and its Evidence Response Team to the airport after receiving reports about the shooting, its Washington Field Office said in a statement provided to U.S. News. It is currently conducting a joint investigation with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and local law enforcement agencies.

The shooting occurred just a day before an assassination attempt on the American President Donald Trump was foiled by the Secret Service. The President informed that someone was shot outside the White House by Secret Service and taken to a hospital.

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