*(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.”
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