FAA says airspace in Montana reopened after 'Department of Defense activities'
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The Federal Aviation Administration announced Saturday it issued a temporary flight restriction over a portion of Montana shortly after an unidentified object was shot down over Canada and later said the restriction was lifted.
"The FAA closed some airspace in Montana to support Department of Defense activities," the FAA told Fox News Digital in a statement on Saturday evening.
The airspace closed down was is in the area around Havre, Montana not far from the U.S. border with Canada.
The FAA said the directive was "effective immediately until further notice."
Shortly after, the FAA says the airspace has been reopened but did not provide further details.
"The FAA closed some airspace in Montana to support Department of Defense activities," an FAA spokesperson said. "The airspace has been reopened."
Montana Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale posted on Twitter that an unidentified object was spotted.
"I am in direct contact with NORCOM and monitoring the latest issue over Havre and the northern border," Rosendale tweeted before the FAA rescinded the no flight order. "Airspace is closed due to an object that could interfere with commercial air traffic — the DOD will resume efforts to observe and ground the object in the morning."
The Pentagon and White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
The news comes shortly after an unknown object was shot down by a U.S. military fighter jet over Canada in a joint NORAD operation between Canada and the United States.