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Police officers walk near WMAR-TV Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Towson Md. Baltimore County police say a vehicle has rammed a television station and there may be an armed person inside the building. A hole the size of several garage doors could be seen in the front of the building Tuesday afternoon. Police officers were on the scene, and news helicopters hovered above. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Police: Vehicle Rams TV Station in Maryland



TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore County police say a vehicle has rammed a television station and there may be an armed person inside the building.

Police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton says a vehicle rammed WMAR-TV's building, off a busy road north of Baltimore, just before noon Tuesday. Police are warning people to avoid the area.

In a tweet, the station identified the vehicle as a dump truck and said people should stay away from the building.

Helicopter video from WJZ-TV shows a hole in the front of the building, large enough for a vehicle to enter. Drivers were still able to enter a neighboring shopping center, although a section of the road was blocked to traffic.


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