SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Reporters and other employees from two news stations were robbed at gunpoint last Thursday, and a camera man was pistol-whipped.
As you’ll see from the video above, part of the incident was captured on live television.
According to SFGate.com, it’s just the latest in a string of robberies that have targeted news crews.
Both crews were reporting on the fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle, a 32-year-old San Francisco woman. The suspect in that shooting was captured and has admitted to killing Steinle.
Because of the recent attacks on news crews, some are opting to hire security guards, many of which are retired law enforcement. This is likely their only option in SF at adequate self-defense, because the road to a concealed carry permit is usually long and winds up at a dead end.