Saskatchewan

Suspect arrested after break-in at CBC's Regina building

Police have arrested a 19-year-old man after the CBC building in Regina was broken into Tuesday morning.

Cameras and desks damaged in early morning incident

A man was arrested after a break-in at the CBC studio in Regina Tuesday morning. (Ted Deller/CBC)

A 19-year-old man has been charged for breaking into the CBC Saskatchewan building in Regina Tuesday morning, knocking over desks and cameras in the TV studio and newsroom.

The incident at the building on 2440 Broad St. happened just after 5 a.m. CST, while a number of staff were preparing for radio broadcasts.

Police said it appears someone threw something through a back window to get into the building.

Equipment in the Radio-Canada TV studio was knocked over. (Kevin O'Connor/CBC News)

Employees said they heard a loud "boom" at around 5:10. An unknown person wearing a hat and a hooded sweatshirt was spotted inside.

The employees fled the building. An employee called 911 and police were on the scene minutes later. Police arrested the 19-year-old in the Galleria.

No one was hurt. Police said the suspect may have been intoxicated.

The 19-year-old was charged with break and enter and causing mischief over $5,000.

The man is scheduled to appear in court in Regina provincial court Tuesday afternoon. 

Regina police escort a suspect to their vehicle. Cameras and desks were vandalized after someone broke into the CBC building at 2440 Broad Street. (Ted Deller/CBC)

Also on Tuesday, three other media outlets were spray painted with the words, "Gangstalking Human Torture." A police spokesperson said those three incidents are being treated as related, but that the break-in at the CBC is not considered related.

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