BALTIMORE — A photographer took a picture of a homeless man sleeping in the back of a dust storm after the storm caused a massive blackout in downtown Baltimore, a state of emergency declared Wednesday.
The man, identified as Joseph K., was photographed by a man who took his picture from a window of the Maryland Transit Administration building, which houses the transit agency’s transportation system.
The agency has been under an emergency curfew since Friday, when Baltimore police officers used pepper spray and other water cannon to quell crowds of rioters.
The curfew has been lifted for the rest of the day.
“The city has been dealing with a major dust storm for a few hours now and it’s really been a great help to people,” said Jaymie T. Covington, a photographer for The Baltimore Sun.
“He’s sleeping on a bench outside a bus stop, it’s just a really cool shot.”
The man who snapped the photo was identified as a 24-year-old man who lived in the building and was sleeping on the floor.
His name has not been released.
The state of emergencies in Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are in effect from 1 a.m. to midnight and extends to Baltimore, Maryland, and Pittsburgh.