What we know about the unidentified object shot down over Alaska ?

it came inside our territorial waters – and those waters right now are frozen – but inside territorial airspace and over territorial waters,” National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications John Kirby told reporters on Friday

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The object, which officials have not characterized as a balloon, was shot down at 1:45 p.m. EST, according to Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder.

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John Kirby told reporters on Friday. “Fighter aircraft assigned to US Northern Command took down the object within last hour.”

On Friday, Ryder said it was traveling north east across Alaska

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