Drone Spotted Flying Near Space Needle

Security investigated a man after he allegedly flew the aircraft around the Washington tower.
1:47 | 07/25/14

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It's stunning footage of a drone outside Seattle's iconic space needle. Many people and -- well, they were concerned raising serious privacy concerns about it. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a drone. Watch as it's launched out of a fifth floor hotel room a few blocks away from the space needle and while the view from the drone's camera may be pretty, the reaction of security and tourists on the observation deck is one of disbelief. While some lifted up their cameras to snap photos and wave at the small white quad propeller, worried security guards called 911 to report the drone may have struck the needle. The drone did not strike the space needle. It was safe and sound. Reporter: A few minutes after its journey the drone buzzes right back to the hotel. Police promptly confronted a man in the hotel who told them the drone belongs to him and he works for Amazon. He said he bought the drone at a local hobby shot for around $500. His company Amazon requested permission from the FAA just this month to test its drone-based package delivery system in Seattle. And while the drone's flight did violate FAA regulations, police say they do not plan on charging him. Still, experts say drone dangers are real in the sky where they have had several near-misses with passenger jets. Just a little drone below us. Reporter: As for companies consider using them for everything from delivering pizza to beer, they also raise serious privacy issues. We don't want to see is them being used all the time for mass surveillance with no -- for no particular purpose. Always got to be looking now. Look here. We're looking outside the windows. Nothing but Friday fans, though. That's it. Thanks for bringing that to us, Lara. Hey, you and Maine, you were

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