BALTIMORE (FOX News / FOX 11) - A contractor who threatened to set off a bomb at the headquarters of Fox 45 Baltimore Thursday afternoon, forcing police to evacuate the building, walked outside before a sniper shot him as cameras rolled.
The suspect, a man in his 20s, was still alive but refused to cooperate with officers, police spokesman T.J. Smith said. He did not confirm whether the man held an actual bomb but said he had wires inside his clothing. Officers sent out a bomb robot to scan his pockets as he stayed on the ground.
Robot trying to get suspect to show his hands. pic.twitter.com/ekDM4i3qGm— Shelley Orman (@ShelleyOFox45) April 28, 2016
The man wore a white panda suit, a surgical mask and sunglasses. He apparently lit a car on fire in the parking lot before entering the building, Fox 45 reports.
"He had a flash drive, said he had information he wanted to get on the air. He compared it to the information found in the Panama Papers. I told him, 'I can't let you in, you're going to have to leave the flash drive here and slide it through the opening.' He wouldn't do that. Apparently he had made some threats before," News Director Mike Tomko said.
Investigators did not reveal the name of the suspect or the company where he worked.
Just heard several loud explosions. Officer tells me likely bean bag rounds. Scary. pic.twitter.com/41bzevEqmK— Shelley Orman (@ShelleyOFox45) April 28, 2016
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