Man who tried to enter Washington DC TV station shot by security guard

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WASHINGTON (WAVY) — A man who broke a window in an attempt to enter the local FOX TV station in Washington D.C. was shot by a security guard Monday afternoon. 

D.C. police told NBC affiliate WRC-TV that the man had broken the window to the studio at WTTG FOX 5’s building on Wisconsin Avenue NW at Harrison Street around 3 p.m. and was acting aggressively.

The man, identified as 38-year-old George Odemns, kicked out the glass of two doors and was able to enter the lobby. He wasn’t armed, police say.

After a female security guard tried to use pepper spray to stop the man, the guard shot him, authorities said. 

He’s been taken to the hospital in critical, yet stable condition. No one else was injured. 

FOX5 staff tweeted about the incident, showing the suspect being taken away on a stretcher.

According to NBC4 reporter Darcy Spencer, the man wanted the station to put him in contact with President Donald Trump. 

Odemns, who is homeless and has a history of contacting local news stations, was charged with second-degree burglary, which carries a sentence of two to 15 years if a conviction is made.

In August, he was charged with assault on a police officer who was attempting to break up a verbal argument, according to police documents.

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