UPDATED: Man Apprehended After Breaking Into Federal Office Near Union Station
Seeing broken out window and security outside Bureau of Labor and Statistics pic.twitter.com/m6UN7ySR8o
— Mark Meredith (@markpmeredith) April 4, 2016
(Updated at 3:10 p.m.) Officers with the Federal Protective Service apprehended a man earlier today after he allegedly broke a window and entered the Bureau of Labor Statistics offices near Union Station.
D.C. Police and Federal Protective Service officers were called to the unit block of Massachusetts Ave. NE around noon on reports of an “unauthorized entry” and “destruction of property” at the Bureau of Labor Statistics office, according to authorities.
A reader of the neighborhood blog PoPville first spotted a broken window at the building earlier this afternoon, alleging that a man had “scaled the building and used his elbow to break in.”
“I can confirm an individual broke a window and gained entry to the building through the window,” said Megan Kindelan, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “[A] Federal Protective Service officer responded and took the person into custody.”
Rob Sperling, a spokesman for the Federal Protective Service, said officers on the scene found the man, who was injured, next to a broken window on the second floor of the building.
The man was taken to a local hospital after the incident, Sperling said. He has not yet been arrested or charged with a crime, and an investigation of the incident is ongoing.