Disturbed Man Rams WMAR Building With Truck, Enters

Suspect said he was God and prompted building evacuation
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A man was detained by police in Baltimore after ramming into and hiding inside the WMAR Baltimore building on Tuesday.

Law enforcement officials said the suspect was apprehended at about 4:30 p.m. by SWAT.

According to witnesses, a screaming man repeatedly tried to get inside the WMAR building around 11:45 a.m.

Investigative reporter Brian Kuebler tweeted, "suspect tried to get in building screaming LET ME IN and said he was God."

Employees of the Scripps-owned station were evacuated and have been broadcasting remotely.

“There is now a truck in the lobby,” tweeted news director Kelly Groft.

Police said the man was wearing a backpack, which heightened alerts that he could have been armed, according to ABC2News.com, though no shots were reported fired and he was arrested without incident.

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