Thursday, May 13, 2021

LA News Photographer ‘Kidnapped’ at Knifepoint During Stay-at-Home Protest: Report

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*(Via UrbanHollywood411.com ) – An Orange County, Calif. man was arrested in connection with the armed kidnapping of a Los Angeles TV news photographer during a protest against California’s COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions, the Huntington Beach Police Department confirmed Sunday.

A source told Urban Hollywood 411 that a reporter and photographer from Fox 11/KTTV were covering the demonstration on Friday evening in Huntington Beach, when a man “kidnapped” the photographer at knifepoint.

HBPD said the suspect was armed with a “pocket knife,” however, the photog was unharmed.

“A male was unhappy with the news crew filming him and allegedly threatened the camera operator while the reporter called police,” a spokesperson for the HBPD said in a statement. “The suspect allegedly held a pocket knife in his hand.”

A second source with ties to the TV station said the photographer was “shaken” by the ordeal.

“He was held at knifepoint in the van by a guy who wanted to have his image deleted from the camera,” the individual said. “The guy, who was still in the van when the police arrived, was arrested.”

Get the full story at UrbanHolywood411.com.

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