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1 employee remained inside barricaded Md. station

Tuesday - 5/13/2014, 10:05pm  ET

A police officer walks near WMAR-TV, after a truck driven by a man rammed the Baltimore-area television station Tuesday, May 13, 2014 leaving a gaping hole in the front of the building, in Towson, Md. Police were still searching for the driver. They said they didn't know of a motive and didn't find weapons in the truck, but they assumed the driver may be dangerous because he ran into the occupied building. The station believes everyone inside evacuated safely, News Director Kelly Groft said. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- When a truck crashed into WMAR-TV, dozens of employees fled. One remained behind, feeding information to police.

Nic Hall has worked for the Baltimore-area ABC affiliate, owned by E.W. Scripps Co., for two weeks. In an interview Tuesday on the station's evening newscast, he said a co-worker left to make copies but never came back. Then he heard from another employee, working off-site, who asked why he was still in the office. That's when he learned a man rammed the truck into the lobby.

Hall connected with Baltimore County police and was on the phone for the next 3½ hours "letting them know the lay of the land." He's a reserve Marine, and talked with a fellow Marine among the responding officers. A SWAT team walked him outside to safety.


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