BREAKING: FAA Issues “No Fly Zone” Over Ferguson, MO After Rioters Opened Fire on Police Helicopter
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It looks like things are still extremely volatile in Ferguson, Missouri. The FAA has now closed the airspace over the area following shots being fired at a police helicopter. This will mean news crews won’t be able to go airborne to cover the situation.
According to the St. Louis Business Journal,
“(The temporary flight restriction) was requested by the St. Louis County Police Department,” said FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro. “The reason is to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.
“Commercial airlines flying in and out of St. Louis Lambert Airport are not affected by the (temporary flight restriction).”
The St. Louis County Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The police shooting of an unarmed 18 year old man led to widespread riots and looting in the town of Ferguson, Missouri the last 2 nights, with the worst coming on Sunday evening into Monday morning.
Two men, one of them identified as 18 year old Michael Brown, became involved in an altercation with two police officers around noon yesterday.
During the altercation, Brown was shot multiple times and killed.
The shooting sparked a series of protests throughout the day that turned violent as night fell. Widespread riots, destruction and looting took place.
So far 47 people have been arrested and there have been 4 reported injuries from the riots.
Here are some of the photos taken from social media of the pandemonium.
This story could be one of our “Why I Carry” stories. Riots and widespread looting are one of the most compelling reasons to NOT restrict magazine capacity.