Fox reporter John Huddy reported of his assailant that, “This is somebody I’ve come across several times for the last few days. He threatened to stab me in the throat with a pen. He ripped the mic out of my hand.”
So far there have been few if any incidents of violence or serious threats at Occupy Wall Street that do not involve the police, but that could change as tensions continue to rise. This morning, the protestors’ generators were confiscated by the FDNY, and as the temperature continues to drop, authorities will let the weather do much of the work in clearing out Zuccotti Park.
Given this tense environment, and the confrontation between police and Occupy Oakland over the weekend, exchanges like the one described by WNYW-TV below could become more commonplace or even spin out of control:
Later in the morning, Huddy aired partial video of the confrontation:
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