WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has confirmed to ABC News that a second Chinese surveillance balloon has been spotted transiting over South America.
There were early reports Friday that the balloon was flying over Colombia and Venezuela but there was no information until now.
"We are seeing reports of a balloon transiting Latin America. We now assess it is another Chinese surveillance balloon," said Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder.
A Chinese surveillance balloon spotted in the U.S. continued to sail across the country on Friday. It was spotted earlier this week over Montana, which is home to one of America's three nuclear missile silo fields at Malmstrom Air Force Base, defense officials said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.