The Los Angeles Police Department would like residents to know that aliens are not invading.
The LAPD says a fireball that dashed through the sky over downtown Wednesday evening was part of a movie production.
The department tweeted a video of the fiery streak with the reassuring message that it wasn't a meteor or an alien invasion — "just a film shoot."
"This is Tinseltown after all," the tweet said.
The video was later removed from the LAPD tweet but several social media accounts still had images of the event posted.
PSA: A meteor did not crash into Downtown Los Angeles, and no, it's not an alien invasion...just a film shoot. This is Tinseltown after all. pic.twitter.com/6QFY3uHbrt
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 21, 2019
What is this flying item on fire above downtown Los Angeles? pic.twitter.com/3tUu0jKL8L
— dennis hegstad (@dennishegstad) March 21, 2019
Oh nothing but 2x wingsuit base jumpers in Downtown LA being dropped by helicopter...(yawn). 😎
— YS (@NYinLA2121) March 21, 2019
WAS THAT A METEOR, DTLA?! Caught this from my balcony— it burned out right behind the Intercontinental! pic.twitter.com/BtbvbwzcVV
— Celeste Perez (@_empressLA) March 21, 2019
Wingsuit jumpers actually. pic.twitter.com/PBXWMVTbQJ
— Jordet (@Jordet) March 21, 2019