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.