O The incident took place around 7:50 am local time (3:50 pm in Lisbon), when a civil plane entered the airspace of that region, which was subject to restrictions to guarantee the safety of the US President and his family, informed the Command North American Aerospace Defense Agency (NORAD) in a statement.
In response to the intrusion, the F-16s fired rockets to alert the plane’s pilot that he was violating air traffic restrictions. After this action, the plane was escorted out of the area without incident.
Biden, First Lady Jill and other members of their family are vacationing this week at Lake Tahoe, known for its crystal clear waters and surrounded by mountains. The Biden family leased a home to influential climate change activist Tom Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor.
Steyer, 66, ran in the Democratic Party primary for the 2020 election, in which Biden turned out to be the nominee. Despite spending nearly $200 million of his fortune on advertisements, he failed to win and retired from the race in February 2020.
According to the White House, Joe Biden did not stay for free, having rented the house (valued at US$18 million) at market prices.
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