It was some scary moments this morning for some San Francisco news crews.
A KNTV news crew was attacked and robbed of their gear this morning. A KNTV Photographer, whose camera gear was stolen was also injured in the attack.
The brazen attack occurred just before 6 a.m. at Pier 14 in San Francisco, where the reporter and photographer were covering a story about a woman who had been shot to death there the night before.
A crew from KTVU was also at the scene, and the Reporter had to duck out of her live shot (pictured) when the attack occurred.
What happened was not shown on camera.
The suspect made off with KTVU's gear as well.
KNTV says that as the crew was about to go on air, a suspect pulled up to the curb in a black four-door BMW and approached the Photographer and pistol-whipped him with a gun, shoved him to the ground, the Photographer and reporter said. The suspect then grabbed the Photographer's camera gear, and as he was struggling to get it inside his getaway car, returned to pistol whip the Photographer again, the news crew reported.
The Reporter was not injured and the photographer suffered a cut to his ear. The photographer was checked out by paramedics along the Embarcadero and declared OK.