LA News Crew Attacked on Skid Row

Los Angeles police officers were involved in another confrontation Wednesday on Skid Row after a man grabbed and broke a KTTV camera and then scuffled with responding officers.

Reporter Phil Shuman says, "I, a cameraman, and a producer were intentionally low-key; we even used a consumer-type video camera smaller than the professional cameras we normally carry around."

"....Things turned bad in a hurry. We were in front of the Midnight Mission on 6th street, not even recording anything in particular at that moment, when out of nowhere a man grabbed our photographer's camera, twisting it violently and breaking it. We were trying to calm him down as the crowd started yelling at us. He backed off, then grabbed the camera again, twisting off the viewfinder and destroying it."

Let's go to the video: