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Vehicle Plows into TV Station Building

Driver barricaded inside of television station.

(CNN) -- A Maryland TV station was evacuated Tuesday as police looked for a man who may have smashed a truck through the station lobby, authorities said.

The official Twitter account of the Baltimore County Public Safety department said the first call from station WMAR in Towson was received at 11:45 a.m. There was a report of a disturbance, with a man banging on the door trying to get in.

Within minutes, authorities said, there was another call about a truck in the station's lobby.

When officers arrived, the suspect was not inside the vehicle, police said.

The motive was unknown.

The building was evacuated as officers searched for the suspect. No injuries were reported.

The WMAR Twitter account reported that the building was on lock down.

EARLIER:

TOWSON, Md. (WBAL-TV) -- A driver of a vehicle has barricaded himself inside WMAR-TV's building after plowing his vehicle through the building.

According to SkyTeam 11 News Capt. Roy Taylor, the van drove through the front doors of the television station at 6400 York Road in Towson around noon Tuesday.

Once the entire vehicle was inside the building, the driver bailed out of the vehicle, Taylor reported. The driver has barricaded himself inside and police are treating the situation as if the driver is armed, Taylor reported.

Baltimore County police have shut down roads in the area.

Nearby St. Pius X School has been placed on lockdown as a precaution, according to officials.

No further details were immediately available.

 

Read more at WBAL-TV.

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