A man wearing a panda costume and a surgical mask was shot after the man, who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, exited the building housing Fox station WBFF-TV in Baltimore. The man was reportedly alive and was taken into custody.
CBS News reports: “Earlier, the television station had been evacuated after the suspect entered the lobby and claimed to have a bomb, CBS Baltimore reported. A police spokesman told reporters that after the suspect exited the building, he would not comply with officers’ orders, and a sniper shot him.”
“Before the suspect entered the building, a car was set on fire in the parking lot,” the report notes. “Authorities say they believe it was the suspect’s car.”
Fox5DC.com reports: “Police said the suspect, a white man in his 20s, was still alive but refused to cooperate with officers. They did not confirm whether he held an actual bomb, but said he had wires inside his jacket.”
The suspect reportedly lay on the ground for a period of time after the shooting, and appeared to be conscious. A bomb robot was dispatched to the scene to sweep for explosives.