According to authorities, a high-altitude object that had been monitored over northern Canada was reportedly shot down over the Yukon.
According to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he ordered the removal of “an unidentified object that breached Canadian airspace.”
The wreckage will now be recovered and analyzed by Canadian forces.
The item was shot down around 100 miles from the Canada-US border in central Yukon, according to Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand during a press conference Saturday night.
It appeared to have been a “small, cylindrical object” traveling at around 40,000 feet.
Late Friday evening, the North American Aerospace Defense Command spotted a high-altitude object above Alaska.
Two F-22 fighter jets from the United States observed the item above Alaska, and Canadian planes joined in as it entered into Canadian airspace, he added.
Following Trudeau’s Saturday call to President Joe Biden, Biden ordered US planes to shoot down the new high-altitude object, and a US F-22 took it down with a sidewinder missile.
The news comes only one day after the White House said that an unknown “high-altitude object” was shot down over the seas around Alaska.
On February 4, the United States fired down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina after tracking it across the continental United States for several days.