Fighters scrambled after flight restriction violation during Obama visit; booms reported around region
By LEVI PULKKINEN
People heard two loud booms sounds through the Seattle area and as far south as Lacey about 1:50 p.m.
A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said two fighter jets were scrambled to respond to a violation of flight restrictions put in place during President Obama's visit.
Described as a "real world mission," a spokeswoman for 142nd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard in Portland said the jets were launched at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday while Obama was in Seattle.
Additional details were not immediately available.