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A security guard shot an intruder in a Fox TV affiliate in Washington DC, Monday afternoon, the station and police said.
The event happened a little after 3 pm at WTTG tv’s building in the Friendship Heights district.
The 38-year-old man passed by at least one set of glass doors that usually require an ID to swipe through, the station said.
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The security guard first used the pepper spray, but then she fired her weapon when the spray did not slow down the man, said the police. The intruder was shot once in his chest.
“He forced himself in by kicking the door and the shooting happened in the lobby area at the station,” Washington police chief Melvin Gresham said and added that The man was not armed.
When the man was driving into an ambulance, he showed consciously and touched his arms, showed video. He was listed as stable at George Washington University Hospital.
Gresham called the suspect “stable, alert and conscious ” and S ade investigators tried to reach their family.
WTTG reporter Lindsay Watts said she had just gone to work when colleagues in the parking lot told her there was a shooter.
“It’s very surreal that covers something like this outside our workplace,” Watts said.