Fire ball above Los Angeles not an alien invasion or meteor, just a film shoot

Mike Swanson - Red Bull wingsuit Los Angeles
Posted at 10:21 AM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 13:27:23-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Department would like residents to know that aliens are not invading.

The LAPD says a fire ball that dashed through the sky over downtown Wednesday evening was part of a film 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.

Twitter user @dennishegstad shot video of the fireball as it happened.

KABC in Los Angeles reported that the production was carried out by Red Bull and it involved wingsuit flyers.