On Thursday, a 25-year-old man wearing a white panda suit threatened to blow up a Baltimore Fox TV Station, said the Baltimore Police Department.
According to the reports, he suspects made a bomb threat at Fox television’s Baltimore affiliate and was shot and wounded after by the police after leaving the building, but he did not have a bomb or any weapon, just chocolate bars held together by wires.A man claiming to be in possession of a bomb exits the Fox45 television station that was evacuated due to a bomb threat in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. April 28, 2016. Credit: Business Insider
No police or station employees were injured.
The police didn’t reveal the name of the suspect. Investigators said that a 25-years-old man from Howard County, Maryland broke into Baltimore Fox TV Station because he wanted them to cover a story about a government conspiracy and compared it the information he had with the information found on the Panama Papers, he didn’t elaborate, WBFF reported. He made a threat bomb during the incident.
“He had a flash drive, said he had information he wanted to get on the air. He compared it to the information found in the Panama Papers. I told him, ‘I can’t let you in, you’re going to have to leave the flash drive here and slide it through the opening.’ He wouldn’t do that. Apparently he had made some threats before,” News Director Mike Tomko said.
The suspect was wearing a white panda suit, a surgical mask and sunglasses as he walked out of the building. T.J Smith, a police spokesman, told a news conference that the suspect ignored police orders to take his hands out of his pockets, which forced three officers to shot him. He was in serious, but stable condition at a local hospital
The police is trying to find a reason for the suspect’s actions
At first, the police thought the man had some kind of explosive device inside his jacket, but it turned out to be candy bars held wrapped together in plastic. The suspect had wires in his shirt.
A bomb robot scanned the suspect for almost an hour, before the police proceeded to remove his clothing, picked him up and carried him into an armored van. Minutes later he was transferred to an ambulance.
Police have removed man from street – after robot examined him, then officers removed his clothes pic.twitter.com/YwQWJlVSXx
— Shelley Orman (@ShelleyOFox45) April 28, 2016
Authorities suspect that the man is also responsible for putting fire in the gas tank of a car in the station’s parking lot. After this incident and after the bomb thread the station decided to evacuate the building, Fox 45 reports.
According to the police, the suspect wasn’t cooperating with the investigation, so they haven’t been able to determinate a motive for the man’s strange behavior.
Source: Fox News