Fox pundits react after ‘homeless whack job’ sets their Christmas tree ablaze: ‘There are lunatics running around New York City’
Meghan McCain (ABC)

Twitter reactions are pouring in after an artificial Christmas tree was lit on fire in Manhattan overnight. The incident occurred at the Fox News building and a 49-year-old man is in custody for allegedly setting the flames.

"A police department spokesperson confirmed a 49-year-old man was in custody but investigators couldn't confirm an incendiary device was used. A light was removed from the suspect, though it's also unclear whether it was used," NBC New York reported.

The Christmas tree had been lit in the traditional sense on Sunday and was "filled with 10,000 glass ornaments, 100,000 lights and it took over 21 hours to put together," according to NBC New York.

Here's how some people are responding to the crime on Twitter:







Several Fox News personalities reacted to the incident as well: