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.
DISCOVERY CHANNEL SHOOTING
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.
STORY OF ART TEELE
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.
Boko Haram accused of more kidnappings
A cease-fire and a plan for Boko Haram to release more than 200 schoolgirls were announced a week ago, but the group appears to have kidnapped again.
Chili's in hot water after cook poses half-nude
A Florida Chili's restaurant is doing damage control this week after a photo of a shirtless cook surfaced on the Internet.
43 students missing after police confrontation
The governor of Guerrero state announced Thursday that he's stepping aside while an investigation continues nearly a month after 43 students…
KFC's newest monster: Zinger Double Down King
KFC's gut-busting double-down sandwich has been re-invented, again.