Police say move by ranting driver was intentional.
A man intentionally crashed his truck into the side of the studios for FOX 4 in Dallas early Wednesday before jumping out of the vehicle and started “ranting,” the station said.
In a Twitter post, FOX 4 said that after crashing the vehicle in the building, the man got out and “started ranting.”
“He’s in custody now but the bomb squad is on its way,” FOX 4 said. “He left behind a suspicious bag.”
A man was arrested after crashing his truck into the studios for FOX 4 in Dallas early Wednesday. (FOX4)
Dallas police were investigating to ensure there was nothing dangerous inside the bag, the station reported. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, which took place just before 7 a.m. ET.
Photojournalists from the station filmed the man placing numerous boxes next to the side of the building “filled with stacks of paper.” The papers were then strewn along the sidewalk and adjacent to the building.
FOX4 reporter Brandon Todd said the man stood outside the building saying something about “high treason,” ranted about a sheriff’s department and then held up papers against windows.
Pictures posted by the television station showed boxes of paper strewn throughout the parking lot, in addition to broken windows and the man in handcuffs.
The station reported that most of the people inside the building were continuing to work to “keep the news on the air.” (FOX4)
The station reported that most of the people inside have been evacuated, and that few are continuing to work to “keep the news on air from a secure location.”
“Scary moment this morning when a man drove his truck into our building,” reporter Shannon Murray said on Twitter. “We evacuated while the bomb squad is investigating.”
The incident drew a large amount of emergency responders surrounding the building downtown as authorities investigated. Further details about the incident have yet to be released.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates