Update: according to Twitter reports the suspect is down.
Here's a photo of the suspect outside FOX Baltimore, Moments later, shots were fired and he collapsed to the ground. https://t.co/P2GCF0ynqk— Rob Edwards (@RobertDEdwards) April 28, 2016
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No mass shooting incident today, but moments ago BNO news reported that the stuiod of Fox 45, also known as FOX Baltimore, has been evacuated after a man dressed in what was either a panda or a hedgehog suit entered the building and claimed to have a bomb strapped to his chest.
As BNO adds, the incident began on early Thursday afternoon when a man wearing a onesie and a face mask entered the TV station's building and approached a person working at the front desk, claiming that he had a bomb and had a message that he wanted to be heard. The station's security guard, speaking to reporters near the scene, said the suspect had "something" strapped to his chest and handed over a flash drive which contained rants regarding black holes, space and the U.S. government.
"He walked in, opened up his hedgehog outfit that he had on, and he pretty much said he had a bomb on him, and he had a message that he needed to be heard," the security guard said. "He had a flash drive with him, he handed me the flash drive."
The security guard said he looked at the contents of the flash drive and said it contained rantings related to space. "Black holes, the sun, about it being liquid in gas, and just wanted to say that the government is wrong and thinking about the way they do when it comes to anything in space," he said.
During the incident, the gas tank of a car parked in the TV station's parking lot was set on fire, but the fire failed to spread and was quickly extinguished by the Baltimore Fire Department. People are being urged to avoid the area.
Moments ago FOX Baltimore reported that bomb disarming equipment has arrived at the studio.
Bomb equipment arrives at Fox45. pic.twitter.com/FKGVru1e3K— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) April 28, 2016
Reports of a shooting at the station
Here is a periscope feed from the location: