Merkel's Dresden Drone Close Encounter: Drone crashes in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel

A camera drone had a rough landing in front of Chancellor Angela Merkel at an election campaign event in Germany after police told its operator to bring down the footage from the event in the eastern city of Dresden showed Merkel looking on in amusement as the small red and black drone went down on its side about 2 metres (7 feet) in front of where she was police said a 23-year-old man had sent up the drone at the open-air event on Sunday in hopes of taking photos that he could then told him to land the drone, which he apparently did in great man was briefly detained but quickly let go as police determined that he and the drone posed no danger.

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