A man — possibly armed — barricaded himself inside a Baltimore-area TV station Tuesday after chanting "I am God" and then repeatedly ramming a dump truck into the building.
Can't really tell too much but that was our entrance. There is now a truck in the lobby. pic.twitter.com/py1FhqK4JY— KellyfromABC2 (@KellyfromABC2) May 13, 2014
WMAR-TV meteorologist Mike Masco tweeted that the staff had been evacuated and that everyone at the station appeared to be safe.
Wide area around abc2news is under heavy guard .. we are making our way to a church now pic.twitter.com/Tt6Bsdw2Ss— Mike Masco (@MascoFromABC2) May 13, 2014
"Guy kept chanting I am God when he first walked up to the door of the building. went back for his industrial sized truck and rammed building," Masco tweeted.
WMAR quoted police as saying the man was seen wearing a backpack, raising the fears that he might be armed.
The guy is holed up in the building police found weapons in his vehicle.. we remain evacuated pic.twitter.com/0jq0nSrAkm— Mike Masco (@MascoFromABC2) May 13, 2014
Masco also reported that police found weapons in his vehicle.
Brian Kuebler, of ABC2, also tweeting from the scene, said the suspect got into a landscaping truck and rammed the building three times before breaking into the lobby. He said the company reported that the truck was stolen.
The incident occurred in Towson, Md., an unincorporated community in Baltimore County next to the city of Baltimore.