MELBOURNE, Fla. – An aircraft pilot was being held by law enforcement authorities Saturday after an incident that interrupted President Bush's (search) outdoor campaign event here.
Military jets flying over Space Coast Stadium (search) drowned out Bush's words at one point. Reporters at the scene said it appeared that one of the jets veered toward a small aircraft, but it was unclear if the pilot of that plane was the one being held.
"The pilot of one of the aircraft is in the custody of local officials," White House spokesman Trent Duffy told reporters. "The president was never in any danger."
The incident occurred during the third of four campaign events of the day. The activity in the sky repeatedly distracted the crowd from Bush's speech, but Duffy said the president continued speaking through the incident.