The Associated Press reports:
The sky above the stadium that will host Sunday’s Super Bowl is being “inundated” with an alarming number of drones, raising the specter of injuries to tourists or others — or a possible collision with aircraft, the FBI said Friday.
That’s despite an ongoing restriction that bans the use of drones in the area of Mercedes-Benz Stadium downtown.
Officers on Thursday confiscated a half-dozen drones that were flown near the stadium, FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said Friday at the agency’s Atlanta field office. The cases will be referred to federal prosecutors for possible charges; the drone pilots could face jail time and fines, Rowson said.
Don’t lose your #drone!! Six drones were confiscated by @FBIAtlanta yesterday for violating the #NoDroneZone around @MBStadium for this year’s @NFL @Superbowl. Know where you can #FlySafe at https://t.co/dDMxNt9vnp #GoPats #LARams #SBLIII #Superbowl https://t.co/xK1J5v0AsA
— The FAA (@FAANews) February 1, 2019