CBS Station in New Mexico Forced to Go Dark When ‘Unauthorized Person’ Breaks Into Building


KRQE-TV, a local CBS affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, had to briefly hop off the air on Sunday night due to an unnamed intruder gaining access to the building.

The odd encounter, which occurred just days after an armed gunmen broke into an Annapolis, Maryland newsroom and killed five people, forced the network to shut their televised programming down for a little over an hour.

KRQE-TV reporter Madeline Schmitt issued the following statement on Twitter explaining what happened:

She also stated that everyone at the network is safe in another tweet:

The morning after the incident, Schmitt and KRQE-TV anchor Crystal Gutierrez issued followed up remarks on the situation:

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