ATTACK: Man Smashes His Way into Fox News Station, Gets Shot, Police Say

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October 22, 2018Oct 22, 2018

UPDATE AT 10 A.M. EASTERN ON TUESDAY: The suspect, identified as 38-year-old George Odemns, remains in stable condition, according to Fox 5 DC. He faces a second-degree burglary charge and was once charged with murder in 2002, but the case was dismissed.

ORIGINAL STORY

A Fox News station was attacked Monday afternoon by a man who brazenly smashed his way through the front door in broad daylight. And it was all caught on surveillance cameras.

The frightening scene took place around 3 p.m. at the Fox 5 station in Washington, D.C., according to KGW8. Video footage showed the man using his heel to break in the first set of double doors. He then did the same to the second set of doors before entering the building.

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That’s when a female security guard encountered him and got into a confrontation. The guard shot him at least once in the torso before he could make it to the newsroom. Employees ran for cover after hearing the gunfire.

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The man was then taken to the hospital, still conscious and breathing. Police say he was unarmed. No one else was injured.

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According to Evan Lambert of Fox 5, the man “was known by police and FOX executives” and “had made threats on law enforcement and FOX before.”

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Other employees weighed in on social media. They were understandably shaken by the attack.

https://twitter.com/LindsayAWatts/status/1054481168610009089

https://twitter.com/BrittMcHenry/status/1054475903235956737

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Fox 5 journalist Marina Marraco said the female security guard “attempted to diffuse the situation using non-lethal types of restraint. That, unfortunately, did not work.”

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