May 13, 2014 2:55 pm

Armed man crashes vehicle into Baltimore TV station: reports

ABOVE: Baltimore Police and SWAT surround Baltimore TV station, WMAR, after a man crashed his car into the building and barricaded himself inside.

TORONTO – A driver has reportedly barricaded himself inside a TV news station in Baltimore, according to media reports.

The Baltimore ABC station WMAR-TV says staff has been evacuated after a man allegedly crashed a dump truck into the station’s front lobby.

Helicopter video from WJZ-TV shows a hole in the front of the building, large enough for a vehicle to enter. Drivers were still able to enter a neighbouring shopping centre, although a section of the road was blocked to traffic.

WATCH: WMAR-TV anchor Jamie Costello describes the chaos as a man smashed his truck into the building

A nearby school in the meantime is on lockdown. No injuries have been reported.

With a file from The Associated Press

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