WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington police say a man was shot by a security guard in the lobby of the building housing the local Fox broadcast affiliate.
The incident Monday afternoon in Washington’s Friendship Heights neighborhood put the Fox 5 news crew in the unusual position of covering their own shooting incident live from a building on security lockdown. Police said only that a “security officer discharged their weapon” but offered no further details.
Fox 5 reported a 38-year-old man “tried to break into the building” and was shot in the “upper chest” by a guard. Footage showed the still-conscious man being loaded into an ambulance. It was unclear if he was armed.
The building in question contains several different offices, but the lobby the man entered is only for the Fox station.
Police giving update now. Man still alive. Shot by a female security guard in upper torso. Man was not armed when he was able to get in through one set of doors.
— Evan Lambert (@EvanLambertTV) October 22, 2018
Update to Shooting in the 5100 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW https://t.co/iLtkDKuP65
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) October 22, 2018
— Tisha Lewis FOX 5 DC (@TishaLewis) October 22, 2018
— C on the scene (@Conthescene) October 22, 2018
We're all okay here at #FOX5DC. Scary. We're going to jump on the air shortly and let you know what's going on.
— Jim Lokay | FOX 5 DC (@LokayFOX5) October 22, 2018
BREAKING: security guard shoots 38 year old man attempting to break into @fox5dc suspect taken to hospital . Alert and stable condition.
— Sarah Simmons (@SimmonsFox5) October 22, 2018