The Cessna 172 is no longer a threat after its pilot landed the small aircraft in Missouri. The plane was allegedly stolen by a student pilot in Canada and flown southward — over Wisconsin's capitol city — before its final landing in Missouri.
Wisconsin's state capitol building had been evacuated at around 5:15 pm as a precaution and people in the area around the capitol square were asked to leave. It was reopened in less than an hour.
Wisconsin National Guard responded to the potential air threat at about 3:30 this afternoon when the suspicious aircraft had entered the state's air space. According to a news release, the pilot was not responding to Federal Aviation Administration communications.
Two F-16 fighter jets had been launched by the Wisconsin Air National Guard at 5:00 p.m.
After a short manhunt in the "show me" state, federal, state, and local officials eventually captured the pilot, who fled on foot after reportedly trying to hide the plane. Adam Leon, a native of Turkey, was taken into custody.
UPDATE: The rogue pilot told his arresting officer that he wanted the U.S. military to shoot him down. ABC News reports Leon, also known as Yavuz Berke, told a Missouri state trooper that he wanted to commit suicide but didn't have courage to do it himself.