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Tuesday
Dec212010

Woman with Gun Enters Charlotte TV Station, Interrupts Newscast

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- A distraught woman walked into the lobby of a Charlotte, N.C. television station Tuesday, and when a security guard wouldn't let her further into the building, she pulled out a gun and put it to her head.

The employees of ABC's affiliate in Charlotte, WSOC-TV, evacuated the building, and the TV channel went black for a short period of time, interrupting the station's 5 p.m. newscast.

Police were called and a SWAT team surrounded the building, according to reports, and after a brief standoff, she was taken into custody.

Police later learned that the gun was not loaded.

The station was off the air for about an hour, and came back shortly after 6 p.m.

Police identified the woman as 51-year-old Wendy Naidas. She was taken to Carolinas Medical Center for evaluation.

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