A Saudi official has stated that the news about gunfire and explosions outside the king’s palace is incorrect and just rumors. Earlier Saturday, social media reported “heavy gunfire and explosions outside the king’s palace in Riyadh” and the king’s evacuation to a bunker at a nearby air force base. Twitter posted photos and videos and quoted some sources as reporting a coup attempt was underway. Later accounts indicated that the shooting erupted when the palace guards shot down a small drone which got too close the king’s residence. Neither the reports nor the denial are confirmed independently.