A District of Columbia man was cited by police Friday for flying a small drone near the Washington Monument and landing it on the Ellipse adjacent to the White House, authorities said.

Sgt. Anna Rose, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Park Police, said the incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. Friday. She said police seized the 6-inch by 6-inch drone and gave the man — identified as Howard Solomon III of the District — a criminal citation. His age was not provided, the Washington Post reports.