- Associated Press - Monday, October 22, 2018

WASHINGTON — 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 that 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.

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