The rogue drone that buzzed the Fenway faithful last night is under investigation by Boston police and the FAA.
Boston Detective Sgt. John Boyle told the Herald this morning the case is still open. The drone incursion comes just days before the Boston Marathon and has raised new concerns about security risks.
The sighting also inspired Sox slugger Mitch Moreland to aim for the heavens last night as he smacked a double that helped the team beat Toronto 7-6 in the ninth inning, the Herald’s Michael Silverman reports.
A spokesman for the company that claims to make the drone that swooped above the park said they are also on the case.
“DJI is aware that an apparent DJI Phantom drone was spotted over Fenway Park during (the) Red Sox game. We are trying to learn more about what happened, and stand ready to work with Boston Police and other security agencies to investigate what happened,” said Adam Lisberg from DJI Technology Inc.
Lisberg told the Herald this morning he’s waiting for police to alert him to any new developments.
“Whoever flew this drone over the stadium apparently overrode our geofencing system and deliberately violated the FAA temporary flight restriction in place over the game,” Lisberg added. “DJI’s AeroScope system can remotely identify and monitor airborne DJI drones in areas where it has been installed, and this incident shows why the federal government must mandate a remote identification system for airborne drones as soon as possible.”
The drone patrol continues to spark numerous theories on social media.
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