Confidence in Chinese Origin
A senior defense official confirmed that the U.S. government is "confident" that the surveillance balloon was from the People's Republic of China.
Biden Comments on Incident
In response to a reporter's question, President Biden stated that the U.S. would "take care of it."
Plan to Shoot a Balloon Over the Atlantic
A senior U.S. official revealed to Fox News that the government was considering a plan to shoot the balloon down over the Atlantic Ocean, where it wouldn't harm any individuals on the ground. The same official added that the U.S. government could recover the balloon.