A no fly zone has been instituted above and around Ferguson, Missouri while reports are emerging that area airports are being shut down.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced the no fly zone after the grand jury decision came through on Monday night in the Michael Brown shooting.
Listed under the reason for the no fly zone, the agency put: “To provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.” It later said that the decision stemmed partially from reports of gunshots being fired into the sky.
The prohibited airspace is designated as three nautical miles around Ferguson.
“On the ST LOUIS VORTAC (STL) 129 degree radial at 11 nautical miles. (Latitude: 38º44’28″N, Longitude: 90º18’12″W),” the agency said specifically.
The ban started at 10:15 p.m. local time, and is set to last for six hours.