Man shot after breaking into lobby of local TV station in Washington, D.C.
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.
We're all okay here at #FOX5DC. Scary. We're going to jump on the air shortly and let you know what's going on.— Jim Lokay FOX 5 (@LokayFOX5) October 22, 2018
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.