Center Point Man Rams Car Into IRS Building

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police are investigating after a 48-year-old man who was apparently distraught over finances rammed his car into the Internal Revenue Service building in Birmingham.

Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Henry Irby said he did not appear to be injured.

No one was injured in the crash.

Authorities said the man and his wife were on the phone with an IRS worker Tuesday morning when he apparently made a threat.

The employee called Birmingham police, who called the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies went to the man's Center Point home but his wife told them he had already left and was armed.

A sheriff's dispatcher reached the man on his cell phone.

The man would not give his location, saying everyone would know where he was when he drove off a cliff.

The dispatcher lost contact, and the man crashed into the IRS building a short time later.

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