On Wednesday morning, a 71-year-old man identified as Wilfredo Santiago was arrested for intentionally plowing his minivan into the front doors of the Philadelphia Police Department headquarters.
According to WPVI, Santiago slammed into the police building on the 400 block of North Broad Street at around 4:45 a.m.
However, he did not breach the doorway, and nobody was injured during the incident.
Police confirmed that the crash was deliberate, and Santiago has been charged with criminal mischief, institutional vandalism, possession of an instrument of crime, and recklessly endangering another person.
Following his arrest, Santiago was taken into headquarters for questioning and will undergo a court-ordered mental health evaluation, as stated by the District Attorney’s Office.
Footage captured by WPVI showed police dragging Santiago out of the vehicle while he screamed, “They’re killing me, they’re killing me.”
He was then taken into headquarters for questioning but was later seen getting into a police car.
The minivan remained in the doorway for four hours as police investigated before it was towed away.
The incident caused significant damage to the front doors of the police headquarters, which have since been boarded up.