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Masked Man Grabs Reporter On Live TV

The reporter shared the clip, hoping to find his assailant.

05/03/2017 7:40 AM AEDT | Updated 05/03/2017 7:40 AM AEDT

A disturbing encounter between a reporter and a masked man was caught on live TV in New York City Friday night. 

CeFaan Kim, a reporter for ABC 7 NY, tweeted a clip of the incident on Saturday afternoon.

The clip shows a man wearing a mask reminiscent of the “Jason” horror movies come up behind Kim and put his arm around the reporter’s neck, saying something unintelligible. During the altercation, the man removes his mask.

As Kim tries to move the man away from him, the man shoves Kim to the ground and begins yelling at him.

“This is the man who attacked me last night during a live broadcast,” Kim wrote on Twitter. “If anyone has seen him around please give the 7th precinct a call.”

Kim also wrote that he was OK, suffering only a scraped knee.

The incident occurred in the city’s Lower East Side neighborhood, New York City police told Patch. The NYPD told The Huffington Post on Saturday afternoon that they’re still investigating.

J. Peter Donald, the department’s assistant commissioner for communication, retweeted Kim’s video, asking the public to call if they could identify the man.

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