Tensions are high in the world of news media after the mass shooting at Capital Gazette, a newspaper in Maryland. Five people were killed during the mass shooting. With that said, another news media outlet saw a disruption in their broadcasting after an unauthorized individual entered their building and police arrived to conduct an investigation.
KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico released a short statement on their website stating:
‘Our broadcast operations had to cease while police searched the premises. An hour and a half later police gave us the all clear and we were able to continue our broadcast operations.’
Madeline Schmitt, a reporter with KRQE posted to Twitter:
‘Everyone at KRQE is safe. We did not go on air tonight at 9 and 10 due to a situation that involved police. I will defer any further comment to my managers — but please know that we are all safe. Many thanks to the hard work of @ABQPOLICE!’
She also tweeted:
‘Waking up with a lot of gratitude. I believe that if this person wanted to hurt me and my weekend crew last night, he would have done it and I wouldn’t be typing this. I don’t know what his intentions were. I’m just glad to be here… and I’m still damn proud to be a journalist.’
Officer Simon Drobik with the Albuquerque police commented:
‘Given recent attacks on media outlets, we were not going to take any chances.’
Despite police searching the premises, no suspect was found.
Featured image screenshot via Twitter.