ABC News Producer's Heart Stopping Run in With Police


Amid reporting on the breaking story in Watertown, Massachusetts, as the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing — who has been identified — remains at large, ABC News shared a related story about one of their own colleagues. ABC News producer Megan Chuchmach described her encounter with officers who were suspicious of her backpack and thought she could be a suspect.

“I was walking with my camera trying to get a better sense of where the SWAT teams were all congregating when all of a sudden, three officers…with their guns drawn, forced me to the ground, and told me that they were suspicious of my backpack and thought I might be the suspect,” Chuchmach explained.

Asked about the “terrifying” experience, Chuchmach said it was “heart stopping. Time stood still.”

Watch the clip below, via ABC: