New Delhi: The multi-million dollar elaborate security arrangements seemed ineffective when the United States President Joe Biden came under a bug attack as he prepared to leave for an overseas trip to the UK.
The incident occurred at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland as Biden was about to board Air Force One.
He brushed a cicada off the back of his neck while talking to reporters.
“Watch out for the cicadas. I just got one. It just got me,” the president said.
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Washington DC, among other parts of the country, was swarmed by Brood X cicadas as they emerged from underground after 17 years.
The flight in which the reporters were travelling to the UK was delayed by about 7 hours plane was overrun by cicadas, an AP report said.
Weather and crew rest issues also contributed to the flight delay late Tuesday. Ultimately, the plane was swapped for another one, and the flight took off shortly after 4 am on Wednesday.