Well, I guess this is a way to get some attention.
A man protesting Fox News shot himself in the chest and was critically injured Monday outside of the News Corp. building in midtown, authorities and sources said.
The man, who was not identified, was found just before 9 a.m. sitting slumped outside of the building on Sixth Avenue and West 47th Street, cops and witnesses said.
Police at the scene said that the man apparently shot himself with a small-caliber pistol, which was found on the ground next to him. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, cops said.
Prior to the shooting, the man was heard protesting Fox News, saying that the news channel ruined his life, a source said.
The 41-year-old man died in midtown Manhattan after the shooting at about 9 am. So far, the authorities have not been able to determine what prompted the shooting outside the building of Fox News, the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal.
The media giant News Corp. is controlled by Rupert Murdoch. It has not been established whether the man had any ties to News Corp. A weapon was recovered at the scene, and no one else was injured.
We’re waiting for the sympathetic stories about what Fox did to kill this man.
Update: He was a former Fox employee in Austin, TX.
Phillip Perea, 41, shot himself in the chest just before 9 a.m. in front of the Sixth Avenue and West 47th Street building, cops and witnesses said.
Perea previously worked as a promotions producer at a Fox station in Austin, Texas, according to a YouTube rant.
He had been handing out fliers, which criticized his ex-employer for having “ended my career” just before he shot himself, the official said.
Police at the scene said the man shot himself with a small-caliber pistol, which was found on the ground next to him. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he later died, cops said.