FAA Restricts Air Space Above Missouri Town During Police Standoff


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.