Biden on Chinese balloon: ‘We’re going to take care of it’

President Joe Biden on Saturday broke his public silence on the suspected Chinese spy balloon drifting across the U.S., telling reporters “we’re going to take care of it.”

Biden’s comments in Syracuse, N.Y., come as the balloon is hovering over North Carolina, according to local news reports. It was first spotted in Montana on Wednesday.

China has denied that it was using the balloon to spy on the U.S., saying it was a civilian airship used to monitor weather that blew off course due to unexpected wind. The Pentagon has so far cautioned against shooting the balloon down out of fears falling debris could hurt people on the ground.

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