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WSOC TV Anchors Describe Evacuating Studio During Live Newscast When Armed Woman Enters Building

Frightening moments for staffers at WSOC-TV, the ABC station in Charlotte, NC, last night as a woman with a gun stormed into the television station during the 5:30 p.m. news. Anchors who were on the air had to tell viewers, essentially, they would have to leave for their own safety on the orders of Charlotte Police, who were swarming into the building.

Anchors Natalie Pasquarella and Blair Miller returned to the news desk by 6:15, and shared with viewers exactly what they’d seen–and hadn’t seen, as a big story got way too close to home–including Miller describing how he had to follow the story from outside the WSOC building while reading tweets from viewers asking about the possiblity of news staff being held hostage.

In the end, the woman’s gun was determined by SWAT team officers to have been unloaded, and she’s undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. Nobody was hurt.

Watch the story as it unfolded on Charlotte TV here, from WSOC:

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