A reporter has been assaulted live on air by a man, allegedly armed with a screwdriver, who was shouting “allahu akbar”.
Australia’s Channel 9 Europe Correspondent, Sophie Walsh, was broadcasting to Adelaide live from London when the assault took place. Although the attack wasn’t captured, Walsh could be heard screaming during the assault.
According to the network, the man shouted “allahu akbar” and made stabbing motions. Camera operator Jason Conduit chased down the man who was soon after allegedly arrested for threats to kill and for possessing a weapon.
“Thank you for your messages,” Walsh tweeted following the incident. “The man has been arrested for threats to kill and carrying a weapon. I’m shaken but ok. Big thanks to my incredible cameraman Jason Conduit who chased him down armed with a light stand and got him arrested.”
— Nine News Perth (@9NewsPerth) June 3, 2020