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.
A guy has slammed his truck 7 times into our building and is in our building..we’ve been evacuated.. pic.twitter.com/OZ66bmwjPj
— Mike Masco (@MascoFromABC2) May 13, 2014
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.
Stay away from ABC2 on York road in Towson. Person just rammed station with dump truck. It’s a crime scene. Male suspect, potentially armed.
— ABC2NEWS (@ABC2NEWS) May 13, 2014
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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