A former employee of a Fox News affiliate committed suicide in front of News Corp. headquarters in New York City.

Phillip Perea, 41 years old, of Irving, Texas, shot himself in the chest outside of 1211 Avenue of the Americas. Perea had previously worked for a Fox News affiliate in Austin, Texas.


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The building houses Fox News headquarters and The Wall Street Journal, both of which are owned by News Corporation. 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. h/t dailykos

Prior to the shooting, the man was heard protesting Fox News, saying that the news channel ruined his life, a source said.