Radio, TV station journalists attacked in Detroit while on assignment
DETROIT — Journalists from a Detroit radio and TV station were attacked Thursday while on assignment on the city's west side, according to news reports.
Reporter Mike Campbell of WWJ-AM, reporter Nia Harden of WXYZ-TV and photojournalist Mike Krotche of WXYZ-TV are safe, according to the media outlets. But their company vehicles, which displayed the logos of their stations, were damaged.
At about 6 a.m. ET, Campbell was in the middle of a live report on a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian when a suspect came up to the station's car and struck the windshield and driver’s-side window with a metal baton, WWJ reported.
"My truck just got hit by a bat, and I'm sorry, guys, I've gotta go," Campbell said while reporting live.
The suspect previously had interrupted Harden while she was reporting live, she said in a Facebook Live video.
The man then approached Harden and Krotche again, according to the WXYZ report. He smashed the windshield and damaged the side mirror of their live-news truck.
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