A man rammed a dump truck into the front of a Baltimore-area television station. (Source: WJZ/CNN)
Truck rams into Baltimore news station, man claims to be 'God'
TOWSON, MD (RNN) - A man rammed a truck into a TV station's lobby Tuesday and has barricaded himself inside, according to reports.
Brian Kuebler, a reporter at WMAR, stated on Twitter that a man tried to get into the building while screaming "let me in" and said he was "God."
"[He] got into a landscaping truck and rammed the building like 3 times," Kuebler tweeted. "I saw least 3 as he broke through into lobby."
Kuebler also tweeted that truck looked like an F-350. Police say it was stolen and belonged to a Montgomery County landscaping company, who had no comment.
The man entered the Baltimore-area ABC affiliate, and staffers were ordered to leave. All of the employees were accounted for, Kuebler said.
Baltimore County police said there had been no reports of injuries or confirmation that suspect is armed.
Police received a call at 11:45 a.m. ET for the initial disturbance of the man banging on the door. The vehicle was stolen, WMAR reported.
A SWAT team could be seen surrounding the building with weapons raised.
"Heard thumping. Looked out newsroom door and watched what looked like a F350 just slam through vestibule & shatter front glass doors #team2," tweeted Jeff Herman, managing editor at WMAR.
A nearby elementary school was also placed on lockdown.
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