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Man who claims to be God slams his vehicle into television station

By Mason White 1:54 PM May 18, 2014
Vladimir Baptiste 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A man who claims to be God, slammed his vehicle into a local television station while screaming “I am God, I am God,” police in Maryland said.

Baltimore Police said that they captured the suspect inside the television station late on Thursday afternoon.

The suspect was not injured. The suspect is mentally ill and was taken for treatment. The incident began when the truck driven by the man who claims to be God, rammed into the television station, leaving a gaping hole in the front of the building.

The incident occurred at 11:45 a.m., and the person was saying: “I am God, I am God.” All employees were evacuated from the scene safely.

Later, police arrested 28-year-old Vladimir Baptiste of Parkville, after spending nearly five hours holed up inside the station. Baptiste is accused of three counts of second-degree attempted murder, police said.

He also faces charges of first-degree assault, theft, malicious destruction of property and trespassing. He was booked into the Baltimore County Detention Center and is being held on $750,000 bail.