WBFF Bomb Threat Suspect Wearing Vest Filled With Candy Bars

By Kevin Eck 

WBFF reports Alex Michael Brizzi, the man who walked into the Baltimore Fox affiliate last week and claimed to have a bomb strapped to him, was actually wearing a vest filled with candy bars.

Brizzi, who was wearing a hedgehog onesie, surgical mask and sunglasses during the standoff, is facing several charges including second degree arson, first degree malicious burning, threat of arson, four counts of reckless endangerment and possession of a phony destructive device.

In addition to the bomb threat, Brizzi is accused of setting fire to a car in the station’s parking lot.


Baltimore police also revealed the identities of the three SWAT team members who shot Brizzi after he left the station.

Police said SWAT team members Sgt. Frederick Gilbart Jr., Officer Robert Taylor and Officer Brian Loiero remain on routine administrative leave after the shooting, which took place after a standoff that lasted multiple hours and led to road closures around the station on West 41st Street.