Drone Pilot Detained After Flying UAS Over Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf’s House
On Sunday, a drone pilot was detained in Sweden after flying his unmanned aircraft over the home ofKing Carl XVI Gustaf.
According to Police, the man was apprehendednear Drottningholm Castleone of Sweden’s Royal Palaces on Sunday afternoon.
The drone pilot is accused of breaking the rules that govern thepreservation of important sites, such as King Carl XVI Gustaf’s and Queen Silvia’s private palace.
“We are not verifying this person’s nationality; we are only confirming the arrest of a male,” Stockholm Police spokesperson Olasterling told AFP.
The Swedish internal intelligence agency,Säpo has taken over the investigation, reports Euronews.
News of the arrest of the drone pilots comes as various drones were spotted overSwedish nuclear power facilities and other sensitive locations earlier this month.
In mid-January, a ‘military drone’ was seen flying over theSwedish parliament, government buildings, and the royal palace in central Stockholm
It is unclear who was behind…