Thursday, June 11, 2015
Fox News Security Contractor in Jail Since May 1st on Gun Charges after Baltimore Unrest
Donald F. Scott was working as security for FOX News amid the unrest on May 1 when he was arrested for carrying two firearms without a permit to carry in Maryland. He remains in jail, awaiting trial on July 1. (Baltimore Sun)
As several hundred protesters milled around Baltimore City Hall after a citywide curfew went into effect May 1, a mounted city officer on Fayette Street said he spotted a man holding handcuffs and an ammunition box.
Officer John Potter then watched Donald F. Scott — who was working as a security guard for Fox News at the time — open the rear hatch of a Chevy Suburban and pull a Glock handgun from his waistband, according to the officer's account.
Scott, 50, has been in jail since the incident, held on $350,000 bail on two gun charges, according to the Baltimore public defender's office.
During the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray, a number of national media outlets reported from Baltimore's streets. Television networks such as Fox provided security to accompany reporters and personalities, including Geraldo Rivera.