Vehicle crashes into WMAR Channel 2 news station in Towson
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Station video showed the man pacing in the vestibule and walking in circles before confronting the security officer.
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“We hightailed it to the back of the newsroom” before evacuating, Costello said.
Police arrived. Station moncler outlet trebaseleghe employees huddled together, Costello said, taking a roll call, remembering who was on vacation or off and trying to make sure everyone was safe.
Station employees sent messages to loved ones through text messages and social media, and reporters searched recent emails for threats.
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A lone employee was stranded but safe in the basement of the television station, Johnson said. As the afternoon wore on, the employee was able to aid officers in their search.
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