A man dressed in a panda onesie walked into Baltimore television station WBFF-TV claiming he had a bomb and would blow up the station if the video on his flash drive wasn’t played on air, according to Fox45 News.
Witnesses reported hearing three loud shots before seeing the panda bomber lying on the ground. The topic he demanded the station cover involved some sort of government conspiracy.
“Someone came into the front of the building and they apparently said that they had some information they wanted to get on the air,” FOX45 News Director Mike Tomko told reporters.
“I came down at one point not knowing the person was in the lobby, near the vestibule area. He talked to me and was wearing what appears to be a full-body white panda suit, surgical mask and sunglasses,” Tomko described. “He had a flash drive, said he had information he wanted to get on the air. He compared it to the information found in the Panama Papers. I told him, ‘I can’t let you in, you’re going to have to leave the flash drive here and slide it through the opening.’ He wouldn’t do that.”
Tomko noted that the man had apparently made threats before, though this was the first threat to bomb the station from him.
While the exchange occurred, staff was evacuated from the building for safety purposes.
BUSTED: Trump’s new spy chief worked for foreign politician the US accused of corruption
by Isaac Arnsdorf
President Donald Trump’s new acting intelligence director, Richard Grenell, used to do consulting work on behalf of an Eastern European oligarch who is now a fugitive and was recently barred from entering the U.S. under anti-corruption sanctions imposed last month by the State Department.
In 2016, Grenell wrote several articles defending the oligarch, a Moldovan politician named Vladimir Plahotniuc, but did not disclose that he was being paid, according to records and interviews. Grenell also did not register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which generally requires people to disclose work in the U.S. on behalf of foreign politicians.
Air pollution kills thousands of Americans every year – here’s a low-cost strategy to reduce the toll
About 1 of every 25 deaths in the U.S. occurs prematurely because of exposure to air pollution. Dirty air kills roughly 110,000 Americans yearly, which is more than all transportation accidents and shootings combined.
When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency weighs decisions about air pollution regulations, it typically selects candidate actions from one or more sectors, such as electric power generation and industry. For each strategy considered, the agency carefully estimates the costs and benefits, then decides which actions to pursue.
Rosie O’Donnell hilariously responds to attacks from ‘demented liar’ Donald Trump
President Donald Trump lashed out at Rosie O'Donnell during a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Friday.
During his third rally in as many days, Trump alleged that O'Donnell had committed crimes.
O'Donnell, who had been friendly with Trump before he began publicly feuding with her, responded to the news on Twitter.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) February 21, 2020