“It was a law enforcement helicopter, operating with the knowledge of the Air traffic control services. It was flying over that area by order: they were either looking for someone or responded to a call,” the source said.
Last week, the Washington police offered a potential explanation, saying that one of its helicopters was dispatched to an area north of the Russian Embassy in response to a possible gun robbery, The Washington Post reported.
On March 13, the Russian Embassy in the US tweeted an image of an enigmatic chopper detected over its diplomatic premises which looked like a UFO. Russian diplomats turned it into a joke, alluding to the Kremlin-Trump collusion and the “Russian meddling” conspiracy theory and pointing out the absurdity of the accusations.
What was American helicopter searching for at the Russian Embassy's premises yesterday night? "Strange" malfunction of navigation equipment in the center of the US🇺🇸 capital? Or another desperate attempt to find traces of #RussianMeddling🛸? pic.twitter.com/LHUhYjKz5K— Russia in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) 13 марта 2018 г.