If you were on Twitter last night at around 5pm, you might have noticed a bunch of vague and troubling reports that Under Armour’s Locust Point headquarters were under lockdown. Unconfirmed reports of a shooter brought SWAT Teams in full riot gear to the UA building, and several South Baltimore streets were shut down for hours. Panic and speculation were rampant; was Locust Point going to be the site of the next massive public shooting? (Spoiler alert: No.)
Re; Under Armour situation: Source says there was a claim that someone was going to kill their co-workers. Origin of the call unknown
— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) November 10, 2013
The culprit? A prank caller, according to Baltimore Police. “We’re going to make sure somebody goes to jail,” BPD spokesman Eric Kowalczyk told the Sun. “This call put lives at risk.” While I imagine that police feel a little silly about the non-event, this sort of outcome is clearly preferable to one in which the reports of shooting turned out to be true. Now, how about these reports of a loose lion stalking the streets of the city?
There is NOT a lion on the loose in Baltimore City. It appears to be a hoax. The picture being circulated online is NOT from Baltimore.
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) November 11, 2013
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