Two San Francisco TV News Crews Attacked During Live Broadcast

Two San Francisco television news crews were attacked and robbed and a camera operator pistol-whipped while reporting on a homicide early on Thursday. The incident was partly captured on live TV, local media reported. According to reports by the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper and local NBC affiliate KNTV, crews from local Bay Area stations KNTV and KTVU had equipment stolen, and the camera operator suffered a cut to his ear. The paper said that as reporter Cara Liu delivered her report on a suspected homicide at Pier 14 in San Francisco the assailants ran up and stole equipment belonging to KNTV, pistol whipping camera operator Alan Waples.