Viral Viral Video Shows Gun-Firing Drone, Federal Investigation Underway
The Federal Aviation Administration said it is investigating a YouTube video showing a handgun being held and fired by a drone.
The video was posted to YouTube and shows the drone flying as the gun fires several shots in a wooded area in Clinton, Conn.
Police say it was posted by Austin Haughwout, 18, a mechanical engineering student at Central Connecticut State University.
Despite the obvious dangers posed by the armed drone, it breaks no Connecticut laws, according to Haughwout's father.
The FAA said it is investigating the video to determine whether any laws were violated.
"The FAA will investigate the operation of an unmanned aircraft system in a Connecticut park to determine if any federal aviation regulations were violated. The FAA will also work with its law enforcement partners to determine if there were any violations of criminal statutes," an FAA spokesman told CNET.
Watch more from "The Real Story" above and see the YouTube video that spawned the investigation below.