TV reporter attacked while filming in Berkeley

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Updated: 4/19/2013 11:30 am

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Police say a television reporter was attacked in Berkeley while filming a segment called "People Behaving Badly" for KRON 4.

The Oakland Tribune reports that reporter Stanley Roberts was filming on Thursday outside Amoeba Music on Telegraph Ave. for a segment about the increase of panhandlers in the area.

Roberts said the men he was filming told him they did not want to be filmed, but the reporter insisted because they were in a public place.

Roberts says one of the men approached him aggressively, and then he was attacked from behind by another.

During the altercation, Roberts says he had his credentials stolen, and his $5,000 camera and a microphone damaged.

Berkeley police arrested the two men on suspicion of battery and felony vandalism.

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Information from: The Oakland Tribune, http://www.oaklandtribune.com

 

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