Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected
Breaking news: In earnings call, Disney CEO says 7,000 people will be laid off

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Monday's Mysterious Missile: So What Was That?

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Did you see this missile light up the evening skies over Los Angeles last night? The KCBS helicopter did, and captured some images of what was a pretty spectacular sight. The hitch: No one knows who launched it, or why, explains a report on San Diego's KFMB.

Calls went out to military officials, but no one has claimed responsibility. "It cannot be a planned military launch because no branch had a military action planned," said NBC Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski.

"The location of the missile was about 35 miles out to sea, west of L.A. and north of Catalina Island," notes CBS News. What could it have been? Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Ellsworth speculates: "[I]t could possibly have been a missile test timed as a demonstration of American military might as President Obama tours Asia. "

Most Read