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Woman with gun at Charlotte TV station in custody


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The general manager of a Charlotte TV station that was evacuated and went off the air after a woman with a gun was in the lobby says no hostages were taken and no one was injured.

Joe Pomilla said after Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC-TV went back on the air Tuesday that a security guard approached the woman and she pulled a gun and put it to her head. He says the guard got out and someone called police.

He says the building was locked down and employees told to leave.

Pomilla says the woman was distraught over something but not angry with the station. He says she felt it was a place she could speak her mind.

The woman was later taken into police custody. Her identity was not immediately available.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Police have taken a woman into custody at Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC-TV after the building was evacuated following reports of an armed woman in the lobby.

Several local media outlets say the woman was taken into custody Tuesday night and that no shots were fired.

Police confirmed that a woman had been seen in the lobby with what appeared to be a gun, but didn't provide other details.

The woman's identity was not immediately available.

Several employees are tweeting that they are being allowed back into the building.

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