A man has been charged with two crimes after D.C. police said he ran naked through the offices of WRC-TV in Northwest Washington on Saturday and bit a studio engineer who helped in the man’s capture.
A police report said the assailant was taken to a hospital for evaluation. A police spokeswoman said Wednesday that Mark William Baker, 20, of Northwest, was charged via citation with simple assault and unlawful entry. He has a court date Feb. 27.
Police said that about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, a naked man repeatedly hit the front door to the NBC station in the 4000 block of Nebraska Avenue NW, and then went inside. Police said he hit a security guard in the face, shoved him to the ground and ran down a hallway.
An engineer who runs the station’s robotic cameras, along with security guards, chased down the man. The engineer told police he helped “in taking [the man] to the ground,” according to a police report. The engineer said the man bit him on the right forearm, breaking the skin.