A man threatening to blow the CBS network studios to "kingdom come" demanded to read a statement on camera about a child custody fight but surrendered an hour after the standoff began Saturday, police said.

An X-ray of the suitcase the man carried showed what appeared to be a brick, said Sgt. Norris Hollomon. Police took the suitcase away in a bomb containment truck as a precaution.The man, Rocky Martuchi, 45, of Staten Island, was charged with menacing and reckless endangerment, police said.