Fox 5 surveillance video screengrab

Man shot after breaking into lobby of local TV station in Washington, D.C.

October 25, 2018

On October 22, 2018, an unarmed man was shot while attempting to break into the WTTG Fox 5 building in Washington, D.C.

The man was recorded by building surveillance cameras kicking and breaking two glass doors leading to the Fox 5 lobby. After entering the lobby, he was shot once by an armed security guard.

Reporters working in the Fox 5 building tweeted that everyone in the newsroom was safe. 

Fox 5 reports that the man had leveled threats against police and Fox 5 executives in the past. 

Police said that the man survived the shooting and was taken to George Washington University Hospital for treatment. He has been charged with second degree burglary.

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