TOWSON, Md. (TheBlaze/AP) — Baltimore County police say a vehicle has rammed a television station and there may be an armed person inside the building. The three words he apparently said when he approached? "I am God."
In a tweet, station WMAR-TV identified the vehicle as a dump truck and said people should stay away from the building, off a busy road north of Baltimore.
Mike Masco, a meteorologist for the news station, has been tweeting about the event.
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 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
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— Mike Masco (@MascoFromABC2) May 13, 2014
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
The station's news director tweeted a photo of the front of the building after the truck burst into the lobby.
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
Police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton says the vehicle hit the station just before noon Tuesday.
A hole the size of several garage doors could be seen in the front of the building Tuesday afternoon. Police officers were on the scene, and news helicopters hovered above. Drivers were still able to enter a neighboring shopping center, although a section of the road was blocked to traffic.
Front page image via @kellyfromABC2.