MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Residents took to Facebook on Wednesday morning seeking any information on a jet plane that was flying "low and loud" over the rooftops of parts of Morris County. Many residents were jolted awake as their homes shook while others ran outside in fear that a plane was crashing nearby or a security threat was occurring.
According to the FAA and the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, residents can rest easy.
"A fighter jet was dispatched to address a small aircraft that violated the temporary flight restriction which is in place during the United Nations General Assembly," Morris County OEM Director Jeffrey Paul said. "We have been informed that the situation was resolved without any issues impacting Morris County."
Paul said that early on Wednesday morning, the Morris County Communications Center, as well as a number of Morris County Police Departments, received reports of a low flying fighter jet.
FAA officials reported the fighter jet was dispatched to escort the private plane out of the restricted area.