FAA Restricts Air Space Above Missouri Town During Police Standoff

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August 12, 2014 5:49 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration has restricted air space above the Missouri town where protesters and police have clashed seen the police shooting of an African-American teen.

The Hill reported that the agency said it issued the order “to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.”

Police had said that shots were fired at a police helicopter on Monday, KMOZ reported. ThinkProgress reported that the restriction would prevent news helicopters from flying over the city.

The order is in effect until Monday.

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