Reporters scramble after mouse falls from White House ceiling
White House reporters were sent into a panic Tuesday morning after a mouse fell from the ceiling of the press booth.
NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted that a mouse “literally fell out of the ceiling” and onto his lap.
In other news: A mouse literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my lap.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) October 1, 2019
Other reporters, including Reuters correspondent Steve Holland, tweeted photos of White House reporters scrambling in the press room as they searched for the mouse as it ran around the booth.
Mouse hunt in the White House press room pic.twitter.com/hRyZTR0kpn
— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) October 1, 2019
One producer’s tweeted video shows the mouse running behind tables and equipment as it remained uncaptured.
— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) October 1, 2019
— Elyse PG (@elysepg) October 1, 2019
The mouse later escaped the office area and was running free in the White House press briefing room.
“Chase underway,” tweeted CNBC correspondent Eamon Javers.
Status update: a mouse has escaped the office area, now running free in WH press briefing room. Chase underway. pic.twitter.com/UzhnCeBSD8
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) October 1, 2019
It does not appear that the mouse has since been caught. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.