LEIMERT PARK (CBSLA.com) — A CBS2/KCAL9 photographer and reporter were assaulted Monday night while covering a George Zimmerman protest in Crenshaw.
Reporter Dave Bryan was conducting an interview around 10 p.m. when the suspect tackled him and his photographer, the station confirmed.READ MORE: Federal Officials Reporting Thousands Of 'Breakthrough' COVID-19 Cases Among People Who Are Fully Vaccinated
“All of the sudden, this guy came up from behind, he had a hood, and he knocked David on the head and he pushed the camera guy down. The camera guy went down, the camera went down, David went down,” witness Joseph Deguerre, said. “I was in shock.”
The suspect then fled the scene and the crew was treated for minor injuries, the station added.READ MORE: 'Some Of The Most Devastated Workers': New California Law Seeks To Get Laid-Off Hospitality Employees Back To Work
The attack was under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.
“To attack a news reporter when he’s getting an interview? That’s just crazy,” Deguerre, 43, said.
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