Man arrested after crashing truck into news channel's office

A man was arrested on Wednesday after crashing his car into the side of a local news station in Dallas, shouting at staffers and leaving behind a suspicious bag.

Fox 4, the local news station involved, reported that a man has been charged with criminal mischief after the incident early Wednesday. Police said the man was upset about an officer-involved shooting and did not appear to be targeting the media.

Reporters shared photos on social media of the individual holding papers up against the station's glass windows, as other documents were strewn about the parking lot.


One of the station's journalists reported that the man was heard shouting "high treason" and mentioning a sheriff's department.

Staff were evacuated from the building and a bomb squad swept the area after the man left behind a suspicious bag. Police remained on the scene for roughly three hours after the initial crash, Fox 4 reported.

Wednesday's incident comes a week after authorities arrested a man who allegedly threatened to shoot Boston Globe employees after the newspaper led a campaign to denounce President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE's attacks on the media.

Trump frequently derides negative coverage as "fake news," and often singles out individual news organizations or reporters. He has in recent months taken to labeling journalists the "enemy of the people" and often encourages supporters at campaign rallies to jeer the press in attendance.