Drone operator cuffed after flying into Barclays’ HQ


A pilot has been handcuffed trying to retrieve his drone after crashing into Barclays’ New York headquarters.

The operator, named as Steven Frunes, was controlling the device from his hotel balcony.

His drone was hovering over Christmas shoppers in the busy Times Square on Sunday when he lost control and crashed into the eighth floor at around 4:30pm.

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According to the New York Post, the building was not damaged and the drone was quickly recovered by the security team.

Frunes was arrested when going to get his drone and was issued a desk appearance ticket for navigation in and over the city.

His drone was also seized as evidence.

This story comes just days after a pilot in the UK was fined for the first time following a near-miss with a police helicopter.

Read more on that story here:

Drone pilot fined for first time in UK after near ‘catastrophic’ collision with police helicopter

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