A look at U.S. newsrooms becoming scenes of crimes

News organizations chase news, but sometimes the news arrives at the doorstep.

On Tuesday,  ABC2News in Baltimore was the latest newsroom to become a crime scene after a man rammed into the station’s building with a stolen dump truck.  He barricaded himself there for hours.

Here’s a look at other news organizations hit by odd circumstances or tragedy.


James Hoskins took over WCPO’s studios in Cincinnati, Ohio and held nine people hostage on Oct. 15, 1980.

Green, 73, died May 5 after complications from surgery.

WCPO reporter Elaine Green, 73, earned a Peabody Award for her interview with Hoskins as he held her at gunpoint.


On May 28, a gunman burst into the KOOL-TV studios and held anchor Bill Close and camera man Louie Villa hostage for five hours.

In this case, the entire city watched it all unfold as Close negotiated with the gunman on live TV.


After a long standoff, James J. Lee was shot and killed. He burst into the Discovery Channel headquarters, taking hostages and making demands from the station.

Lee, who was armed with explosive devices, had been sentenced to six months of supervised probation for disorderly conduct in March 2008.


Former Miami City and County Commissioner Art Teele shot himself in the Miami Herald lobby in 2005 in the middle of a scandal. Teele had been in contact with a Miami Herald columnist before the shooting. 

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