Canada said Thursday it was working with the United States to track a high-altitude surveillance balloon, and it was monitoring a “potential second incident.”
“Canadians are safe and Canada is taking steps to ensure the security of its airspace, including the monitoring of a potential second incident.”
“Canada’s intelligence agencies are working with American partners and continue to take all necessary measures to safeguard Canada’s sensitive information from foreign intelligence threats.”
A U.S. official said the balloon had flown over the northwest United States, where there are sensitive airbases and strategic nuclear missiles in underground silos.
The Canadian statement did not reference China.