Suspect arrested after break-in at CBC's Regina building
Cameras and desks damaged in early morning incident
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.
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.
One man in custody. Still waiting outside the CBC broadcast centre to get back inside. Early morning intruder. <a href="https://t.co/3FAR8WbYLV">pic.twitter.com/3FAR8WbYLV</a>—@TDellerCBC
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.
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.