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. 

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.  

One producer’s tweeted video shows the mouse running behind tables and equipment as it remained uncaptured.

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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.

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.