Man in bear suit goes to TV station, claims he has bomb

Posted at 3:30 PM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 18:00:52-04

BALTIMORE, Maryland – It was a tense situation in Baltimore when a 25-year-old man, dressed in a bear costume, showed up at a local TV station claiming to have a bomb Thursday.

Authorities surrounded Fox 45 and tried to negotiate with the suspect who sported a surgical mask and sunglasses along with his animal disguise.

The man went into the station, was greeted by a security guard and demanded the news channel cover a story about a government conspiracy.

Authorities said it appeared the suspect had wires coming from inside the suit.

When the building was evacuated, officers ordered the man to take his hands out of his pockets.

He refused and kept walking so they were forced to shoot him three times and he fell to the ground on the fourth shot.

Police said the suspect is still alive in serious condition.

According to Baltimore officers, the man may have set fire to his own car before going into the TV station.

No one else was injured in the incident.