SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Navy has fired an unarmed missile from a submarine off the coast of California, creating a stir on social media as people as far away as Nevada and Arizona reported a streak of light in the night sky.
A Navy spokesman told The San Diego Union-Tribune the Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted the missile test Saturday in the Pacific Test Range near Los Angeles.
Cmdr. Ryan Perry said the launches are conducted frequently to ensure the continued reliability of the system and that information about such tests is classified prior to the launch.
The streak of light led to a flurry of calls to law enforcement agencies.