U.S. Completes South Carolina Search for Chinese Surveillance Balloon Debris

The United States’ search for debris from the Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina has finished. “Final pieces of debris are being transferred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratory in Virginia for counterintelligence exploitation,” said Northern Command officials.

From The Washington Times:

After being silent on the balloon issue for several days, President Biden on Thursday addressed the concerns of the U.S. public. He said there are no indications the balloons that were shot down over northern Alaska, Lake Huron and Canada’s Yukon Territory were intended to gather surveillance. 

“The intelligence community’s current assessment is that these three objects were most likely balloons tied to private companies, recreation or research institutions, studying weather or conducting other scientific research,” President Biden said at the White House.