Police in Texas arrested a man who cried out “High treason!” and repeatedly crashed his pickup truck into the offices of a Fox TV affiliate in downtown Dallas early Wednesday. The incident was caught on video. Reporters at the scene said the man was ranting and throwing stacks of paper across the sidewalk outside the office’s glass windows. “We just saw police running inside and saying, ‘Get to the other side of the building,’” said reporter Shannon Murray, during the station’s morning news show. “It wasn’t clear what the man’s intentions were. He was yelling and trying to show us something.” Fellow reporter Brandon Todd said on the program that he could not entirely understand the man’s shouting, but said he heard something about the sheriff’s office and an injury. “He kept yelling ‘High treason!’” Todd said. “He believed he had been clearly wronged and was trying to get some attention.” The station was largely evacuated and the reporters continued their broadcast from a secured location.
Hours later, his motivation became more clear: The man was not, in fact, trying to attack Fox, according to a tweet from Dallas CBS reporter MaryAnn Martinez. His intended target was ABC affiliate WFAA, which he had reportedly threatened in the past. The man’s relationship with WFAA remains unclear, as does the reasoning behind Wednesday’s attack.