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Attempted murder charges in Md. TV station crash

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  • Police and WMAR-TV officials inspect damage caused by a vehicle that crashed into the television station's building Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Towson, Md.

      Police and WMAR-TV officials inspect damage caused by a vehicle that crashed into the television station's building Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Towson, Md.
    Associated Press

  • Vladimir Baptiste, 28, is charged with three counts of second-degree attempted murder after he slammed a stolen landscaping truck into a Baltimore-area television station and barricaded himself inside for hours.

      Vladimir Baptiste, 28, is charged with three counts of second-degree attempted murder after he slammed a stolen landscaping truck into a Baltimore-area television station and barricaded himself inside for hours.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. -- Baltimore County police are charging a man who they say slammed a stolen landscaping truck into a Baltimore-area television station with second-degree attempted murder.

Police said Wednesday that 28-year-old Vladimir Baptiste of Parkville was charged with three counts of second-degree attempted murder.

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Online court records show Baptiste also is charged with three counts of first-degree assault, burglary and other offenses. He's being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $750,000 bail.

Police say Baptiste was taken into custody after spending nearly five hours barricaded inside the WMAR-TV station in Towson, watching journalists deliver live reports from just outside the building. Police say no one, including Baptiste, was injured.

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