Man crashes truck into Dallas Fox 4 News television station

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Published 2:45 p.m. UTC Sep 5, 2018

Man crashes truck into Dallas Fox 4 News television station

A man repeatedly crashed his truck into the Fox 4 News television station in Dallas on Wednesday morning before exiting the vehicle and "ranting," according to local media reports. 

Fox News 4 said on Twitter that the man jumped out of his truck and yelled about "high treason" and law enforcement before being taken into custody. The incident prompted an evacuation of the building. 

Images of the crash scene included broken windows and hundreds of flyers scattered on the ground. 

A Dallas police spokesperson said the man was upset about an officer-involved shooting somewhere else and was not necessarily targeting the television station, Fox 4 News reported. The flyers were "mostly rambling."

The man was seen placing boxes next to the building's side door, and a bomb squad arrived on the scene to investigate after the man left behind a suspicious bag. 

No injuries were reported, and the man will reportedly be charged with criminal mischief.

The incident is the latest in a series of attacks and threats on news organizations. In June, five people died in a shooting attack at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis.

And last Thursday, a man was charged with making violent threats to employees at the Boston Globe, calling it the "enemy of the people" – a phrase repeatedly used by President Donald Trump to attack the news media. 

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