Updated September 18, 2018 at 2:08 p.m.:
In the case involving Michael Chadwick Fry, the suspect who intentionally and repeatedly crashed into KDFW (Fox 4) news studio, 400 N. Griffin Street, on Wednesday, September 5, the Dallas Police Department is required to have a damage estimate from Fox 4 before the case can proceed.
The length of time to hold Fry expired before Fox 4 was able to provide an estimate. Therefore, on Friday, September 14, the Dallas Sheriff’s Department released Fry. However, this case is still active and the Dallas Police Department is working with Fox 4 to obtain a damage estimate. Once the Dallas Police Department receives the damage estimate, the department will file the case with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and issue a warrant for Fry’s arrest.
Updated September 5, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.:
The suspect in this offense has been identified as Michael Chadwick Fry W/M/34. He has been charged with a second degree felony Criminal Mischief.
On September 5, 2018 at about 6:00 a.m., Dallas Police officers responded to a call regarding a vehicle crash at 400 N. Griffin at the Fox 4 Studio. The call was quickly upgraded to a major disturbance call when it was determined that the suspect had intentionally crashed into the building multiple times. No one inside the building was injured. Officers arrived on scene shortly after the call came out and took the suspect into custody without incident. The officers who made contact with the suspect said he was talking and rambling, but did not make any sense. The suspect had strewn papers around the outside of the building with information about an officer involved shooting that happened in another city. It does not appear the suspect was directly targeting the media in this incident.
The suspect was transported to Parkland Hospital for evaluation. He has been released and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail. We expect the suspect to be charged for his involvement in the crash, but this incident remains under investigation and his charges have yet to be determined. His identity will not be released until he has been officially booked into the jail.
The Dallas Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene as well. The suspect had removed a bag from his vehicle after the crash and placed it near the building. The Bomb Squad was called to check the bag. The bag, the suspect vehicle, and the area surrounding the Fox 4 building were cleared and no suspicious devices were found. This offense will be documented on case number 197080-2018.