Official: Suspect in TV station crash in custody
Tue, 13 May 2014 21:14:40 GMT —
A county official says police took a suspect into custody about five hours after he rammed a truck through the front of a Baltimore-area television station.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz says officers captured the suspect inside the station late Tuesday afternoon.
Kamenetz says the suspect was not injured. He says the suspect was mentally ill and has been taken for treatment.
Police Chief James Johnson says it's clear the suspect suffers from "emotional or mental health issues."
Officials say the truck that crashed into a Baltimore-area television station belonged to a landscaping company and was stolen from a work site less than 5 miles from the scene.
Baltimore County police say the truck was stolen around noon Wednesday, around the same time that WMAR-TV employees reported that someone claiming to be God was trying to get inside the building. Shortly after, the truck slammed into the lobby of the station. No injuries were reported. Officials said late Tuesday afternoon that a suspect had been taken into custody.
Jeff Schwartz, president of Ashton Manor Environmental, said in a statement that the truck was stolen from a site on the Baltimore Beltway in Towson.
Schwartz says no employees were injured when the truck was stolen, and the company is cooperating with police.