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Fox45 in Baltimore evacuated after bomb threat

Posted: 2:40 PM, Apr 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-28 20:22:55Z

Snipers shot a man suspected of making a bomb threat inside Bailtimore's Fox 45 Thursday afternoon, Baltimore Police said.

The suspect is still alive after leaving the building and advancing toward police, Commissioner Kevin Davis said in a news conference.

The man was wearing a device, but police said it can't be ruled out whether that is an active bombing device.

The Baltimore TV station was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat was reported, Baltimore Police confirmed. Davis said all employees were safe and accounted for.

Police and firefighters were on the scene and people were being asked to avoid the area as of 2:15 p.m., Baltimore Office of Emergency Operations said on Twitter.

There were no reported injuries, according to the station's Facebook page.

Some members of the Fox 45 newsroom reported a man inside the station’s lobby who said he had a bomb strapped to him.

Shortly after 3 p.m. there were reports of loud bangs in the area.