Former Fox News Employee Shoots Himself Outside News Corp. Building

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A former employee of an Austin, Texas, Fox News affiliate committed suicide outside of the News Corp. building at around 9 a.m. on Monday, The Wall Street Journal reports. (Fox News and the WSJ are both headquartered in the building, as is the New York Post.) Law-enforcement officials said that the man, identified as 41-year-old Phillip Perea, was handing out flyers accusing Fox of "ending [his] career" right before he shot himself in the chest at 1211 Avenue of the Americas. (Earlier this morning, a Twitter account that seems to have belonged to Perea posted a link to a long YouTube series called "The American Workplace Bully: How FOX News Ended My Career.") He was rushed to Bellevue, where he was pronounced dead.