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Bay Area news crews robbed on live TV while reporting on homicide

Bay Area news crews robbed on live TV while reporting on homicide

Two Bay Area news crews were robbed at gunpoint and a camera operator was pistol-whipped on live TV Thursday while they were reporting on a homicide in San Francisco, according to area news reports. Crews from KNTV-Channel 11 and KTVU-Channel 2 were reporting live at 6:03 a.m. on the shooting death of a woman at Pier 14 when someone stole camera equipment, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Part of the robbery was captured on air, showing a man hitting KNTV-TV camera operator Alan Waples with a gun. Video shows the gunman approach Waples and put a gun to his head while reporter Kris Sanchez pleads for him not to shoot, the Chronicle reported. Waples was flung to the ground and...

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