Truck Intentionally Crashes Into Dallas Fox TV Station, Building Reportedly Evacuated

UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. EDT – KDFW reporter Blake Hanson tweeted that a police spokesperson told him that the suspect, identified as Michael Chadwick Fry, was upset over a police officer-involved shooting but did not appear to be targeting the media.

Around 9:30 a.m. CDT, employees were allowed to go back into the building after the police department cleared the scene. Fry was charged with criminal mischief, according to KDFW.

Police told reporter Hanna Battah that the flyers Fry threw outside the news station contained pictures and statements about a conspiracy surrounding a Denton County police officer who had shot someone.

DART trains began running again around 9:00 a.m. CDT, but the transit organization advised passengers that it would likely take some time before service returned to its normal schedule.

UPDATE: 9:20 a.m. EDT ­­– The Dallas Police Department suspended DART service in downtown Dallas because of a possible bomb threat at the KDFW station. Video from the incident posted by KDFW shows the man placing a yellow duffle bag against a concrete pillar before being arrested. Along with technicians, K9s inspected the area and KDFW tweeted that a remote-controlled bomb robot was brought in to inspect the man's truck.

Shannon Murray, a reporter at the station, said that the man was throwing the papers, yelling and trying to show something to the people who were working at the station. She explained that the papers had some written scribbles and pictures on them, but it was hard to make out what message he was sending. The man also yelled for people to film him being arrested, according to Murray.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident.

Original story:

On Wednesday morning, a pickup truck crashed into the side of the KDFW building in Dallas, prompting the police department's bomb squad to be brought in to investigate.

Around 7:00 a.m. CDT, KDFW, a Fox News affiliate, tweeted that a man crashed his truck into the side of the building. The tweet explained that after crashing the truck into the building, which appears from photos to have been done at least twice, the man jumped out and "started ranting."

"He's in custody now but the bomb squad is on its way," the tweet said. "He left behind a suspicious bag."

KDFW added that most of the employees have been evacuated but a few were working from a secure location to ensure that the news shows remained on the air.

Photos posted by KDFW show the glass side of part of the building completely demolished and large amounts of papers strewn on the ground. In another photo, the truck, with its hood scrunched up, is resting front bumper first against another glass part of the building, which has been cracked.

Officers apprehended the suspect, who from photos appears to be white and is wearing a green collared shirt, grey shorts, white socks and brown or black shoes.

Police told KXAS that they believe it was done intentionally. Newsweek reached out to the Dallas Police Department but did not receive a response in time for publication.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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A truck crashed into the KDFW news station on Wednesday morning. The suspect was throwing papers and yelling, but was taken into custody. Screenshot