MSNBC journalist accosted on live TV while reporting on Ida in Gulfport, Mississippi
GULFPORT, Miss. (WLBT) - A journalist with MSNBC was accosted on live television Monday morning while covering Hurricane Ida’s impact on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
It happened while Shaquille Brewster was in the middle of a live hit near a beach in Gulfport. While Brewster speaks to the camera, the viewer can see a white truck pull to the side of the road in the background of the shot.
You then witness a man in a white, long sleeve shirt get out of the truck and begin running towards the journalist.
When Brewster notices the man, who immediately begins screaming at him about “accuracy,” Brewster turns around so that the man is no longer in the shot.
Things got very hairy for NBC News reporter Shaquille Brewster during a live Hurricane Ida report from Gulfport, MS.— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 30, 2021
Some guy jumps out of a pickup truck and angrily confronts Brewster's crew, prompting a shaken Craig Melvin to express extreme concern for his colleague. pic.twitter.com/v1tYnUsqTj
The journalist would attempt to continue speaking to the camera while the man kept yelling at him. Brewster eventually gives up, though, tossing it back to host Craig Melvin.
“Craig, I’m gonna toss it back to you because we have a person who needs a little help right now,” Brewster says.
The man then approaches Brewster before the live shot ends, with him, again, yelling something regarding “accuracy.”
“Uhmm,” a confused Melvin lets out in the studio before adding, “we’re gonna check in with Shaq Brewster just to make sure all is well. There’s a lot of crazy out there. Lot of crazy.”
Moments later, Brewster would tweet that he appreciated the concern but that “the team and I are all good!”
Appreciate the concern guys. The team and I are all good!— Shaquille Brewster (@shaqbrewster) August 30, 2021
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