WASHINGTON â€“ A military jet intercepted a small plane flying near President Donald Trumpâ€™s golf resort in New Jersey on Saturday, but investigators determined the pilot was not a threat, the White House saidÂ Sunday.
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said that an F-16 intercepted the plane, which was flying in restricted airspace near the presidentâ€™s Trump National Golf Club, at about 12:30 p.m. The plane landed at Sky Manor airport in Pittstown, New Jersey.
Trump spent the weekend at the resort near Bedminster and is set to return to Washington later Sunday.
â€œThe aircraft was met upon landing,â€ Walters said in a statement. â€œThe pilot [was] interviewed by law enforcement and deemed a non-threat.â€
The incident comes days after a protesting paraglider flew within 200 feet of the president at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland last weekend. The Greenpeace protester swooped in carrying a banner that read, “Trump Well Below Par #Resist.”