published Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Police: Vehicle rams TV station in Maryland

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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.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

TOWSON, Md. — The news director at a Baltimore-area television station that was rammed by a truck says she believes everyone evacuated safely, but police say there may still be an armed person inside.

WMAR-TV News Director Kelly Groft tells The Associated Press in a phone interview that when the truck began ramming the lobby around noon Tuesday, she screamed for everyone in the newsroom to get out.

Baltimore County police say 55 people evacuated, but they can't be sure everyone is out. Police say there may be an armed person inside, but there have not been any reports of shots fired.

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. A school next door is locked down.

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