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Police say naked man on drugs broke into NBC’s DC bureau

A naked man on drugs broke into NBC’s Washington bureau on Saturday night, forcing his way past security before being tackled by an employee, police said. A Metropolitan Police Department report obtained by the Washington Examiner states that shortly after 10:15 p.m. EST, an unclothed man who was under the influence of a controlled substance ran into the news bureau at 4001 Nebraska Avenue NW.

“It appears the subject was under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested for simple assault and unlawful entry,” MPD spokesman Sean Hickman said. Police identified the intruder as Mark Baker of Northwest D.C.

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Thank you for signing up for Washington Examiner News Alerts. You should receive your first alert soon! The suspect immediately attacked a security officer, hitting him in the face, the police report said. The man then proceeded down a hallway in the building. A second witness, a NBC employee, had been exiting a restroom down the hallway when he saw the intruder, the report said. The employee tackled the trespasser and held the person down until police arrived. While holding down the suspect, the employee was bitten on his right forearm by the intruder, the police report said.

The intruder was transported to George Washington Hospital for treatment immediately following the incident, police said.

A spokeswoman for NBC could not immediately be reached for comment.

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