Fishermen in Alaska locate possible balloon debris

The FBI is looking into debris possibly tied to a balloon that fishermen located off the coast of Alaska Friday.

Reports began circulating Friday night about the debris, which CNN reported some officials believe could be from a surveillance balloon. The commercial fishing vessel will bring the debris to shore at some point this weekend to allow for further investigation, ABC reports.

The FBI confirmed the finding to The Hill, but did not indicate a possible source.

“The FBI is aware of debris found off the coast of Alaska by a commercial fishing vessel,” the agency said in a statement. “We will work with our partners to assist with the logistics of the debris recovery.”

Details remain limited at this time.

The incident comes a little over a year after an American fighter jet shot a Chinese surveillance balloon out of the sky off the Carolina coast.

Another balloon made recent headlines when it was seen flying over the Midwest last month, but officials determined it was likely a “hobby balloon” when it was intercepted.

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