Breaking on the Twitters, machine gun fire reported near the White House. The machine gun, an AK-47, was recovered and was outfitted with a scope. Parts of Constitution Avenue closed due to police chase. The car, a Honda sedan with Idaho plates, appears to be stolen.
Follow local NBC reporter Jackie Bensen for further details.
UPDATE: More from, ABC7 in DC:
Authorities tell ABC7 News that two officers heard gunshots and saw two vehicles speeding down Constitution Avenue. One vehicle was found abandoned just before the Roosevelt Bridge. Witnesses saw the driver flee.
An AK-47 assault rifle was found.
Constitution Avenue is closed between 15th and 17th Streets. U.S. Park Police and Security Service are on the scene.
UPDATE 2 I’m at a bar drinking gnarly martinis, but wanted to check in and let y’all know that the U.S. Park Police is saying that the White House does not appear to be the focus of the incident. Check the ABC7 link, above. Just a case of some dumb motherfuckers being dumb motherfuckers.[cross-posted at ABLC]