Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said has said that an unidentified object was shot down by a US warplane over North American airspace.
A US F-22 fighter jet from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) shot down the object over Yukon, Canada Trudeau confirmed on Twitter.
It was the second consecutive day that the United States military shot down an unidentified flying object.
“I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace,” Trudeau tweeted, confirming that he has spoken with US President Joe Biden about the incident.
The Canadian minister of defence, Anita Anand, declined to speculate on the origin of the cylinder-shaped object.
“There is no reason to believe that the impact of the object in Canadian territory is of any public concern,” said Anand, speaking at a news conference.
The incident comes less than 24 hours after another object was shot down in Alaskan airspace.
An American F-22 fighter jet shot down the unidentified object north of Deadhorse, Alaska, on the northern coast of the state. The item entered US airspace but appeared to be ultimately destined for the north pole, according to officials.