There are reports of sounds of gunfire or other similar loud noise outside the White House gate, and the focus seems to be on one individual:

Fox News’ Ed Henry is on the scene:

The view from inside the White House:


Good news. Apparently the commotion was caused by a fool with firecrackers:

The man has been arrested:

Twitchy will monitor this story and update as more information is available.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include additional tweets.

  • socalcon

    Meh. Time to ‘cut’ the slow and stupid from the herd.

  • IceColdTroll

    Obviously we need a national discussion on fireworks. No-one NEEDS to buy firecrackers by the brick! And we need a 6″ size limit on Roman candles!

  • ceemack

    It’s time for firecracker control, you guys.

  • ObamaFail

    Don’t worry, the liberal media will still use this to make a case for gun control.

  • Billie Slash

    If the fireworks sounded like gunfire, they were prolly Black Cats. And those are raaaaaaaacist!!

    • Jeremy

      ha ha

    • RblDiver

      But if they were firecracka’s, that’d be perfectly legit.

      • DiabloDawg

        Glad the packages don’t have cursive on them.

  • therealguyfaux

    All I know is, I know I’D have hit the deck, if I were there. Take NO chances.

    But just do me one favor before you upvote or downvote me for seeming to say that I could see how the WH, on a day like this, could attract what might have seemed to be a nutcase shooter (one who, if you’re an Alex Jones-type, could be a Manchurian-candidate false-flag), explain how any law and any level of security stops an idiot intent on doing this act of stupidity from committing a prank like this, and how you would have stopped him. Then talk to me about gun control.

    • CatHerder

      They don’t, and this bit of tomfoolery could have been a distraction to allow a real shooter an opportunity to get past security. Mind you, I don’t like the man, but for better or worse he’s the President of the United States and I do not countenance any physical threat to him while he holds that office.

      • RblDiver

        How about wishing he’d get slapped upside the head?

        • CatHerder

          Didn’t Putin already do that?

          • DiabloDawg

            And Reggie takes care of smacking his backside.

  • Jeremy

    I like Perino’s idea

  • Joe W.

    That dude looks just like JoeMyAssNYC………

  • Guest

    I hope this idiot get 5 years for his 15 minutes of fame.

  • Emily B

    I would love to know the thought process that led to throwing firecrackers over the White House fence. Did he think he’d get away with it?

    • DiabloDawg

      He voted for the boy that lives there twice and he was just celebrating.

      • John Doman

        As a Republican, I’m offended by your racism.

  • Mike Robinson

    Fire Crackers. That sounds like the federal governments “unofficial” employment policy.