Watch: NBC News reporter angrily confronted by 'some wacky guy' while covering Hurricane Ida in Mississippi
NBC News reporter Shaquille Brewster was in Mississippi covering Hurricane Ida on August 30 when an angry man jumped out of a pickup truck and began yelling at Brewster and his crew.
It's unclear exactly why the man was angry with Brewster, and Brewster's colleague, Craig Melvin, was clearly disturbed by the incident. But minutes later, Melvin told viewers that Brewster was OK.
Things got very hairy for NBC News reporter Shaquille Brewster during a live Hurricane Ida report from Gulfport, MS… https://t.co/KfXUSMmMiu— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1630338488.0
Moments later, Craig Melvin informs viewers that Shaquille Brewster is fine after a "wacky guy" disrupted his live… https://t.co/IBAcBIiifZ— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1630338653.0
Melvin informed viewers, "You probably saw or heard, a few moments ago, one of our correspondents was disrupted by some wacky guy, during his live shot there in Mississippi. I'm pleased to report that Shaquille Brewster is doing just fine. Shaq is OK."
Here are some reactions to the incident:
@justinbaragona What did a reporter do on reporting the aftermath of a hurricane that would trigger a guy to pull o… https://t.co/u3jyyr89bm— South Side Darth Maul (@South Side Darth Maul) 1630339335.0
@HP_DarthMaul @justinbaragona I would imagine there was a news van with NBC logo on it, that may have also triggere… https://t.co/NUZOvbj2Mo— Alejandro Villegas (@Alejandro Villegas) 1630340591.0
@justinbaragona it is telling and sociopathic that in midst of crisis THIS is the 'fight or flight' response the 'w… https://t.co/O1Pib86LZt— Louis R. Bridgeman (@Louis R. Bridgeman) 1630340217.0
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