TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana Congressman Larry Bucshon shared his thoughts on the recent shootdowns of aerial objects over North America.

The Congressman was in Terre Haute for an event on Tuesday, Feb. 14, and said that congress received a classified briefing last week about the first object, which U.S. officials have said, was a Chinese surveillance balloon.

Bucshon said not much more was learned during that briefing because the U.S. is still retrieving parts of the balloon from the Atlantic Ocean. As for the other three objects shot down recently, Bucshon said he does not have any national concerns about them, at this point.

“I don’t think there’s any danger to the American people. There was more danger to commercial flights,” said Congressman Bucshon, “they were more like 40,000 feet which is some risk to commercial airline flights particularly over the Great Lakes and up around Alaska, a lot of flights go up those directions.”

When it comes to the balloon that was shot down on Feb. 4, Bucshon said he believes the U.S. did the right thing, but wishes the U.S. had done it sooner.