CNN's Anderson Cooper went from reporter to victim today while covering the latest unrest in Cairo, Egypt. As pro-Mubarak and anti-government protesters clashed in the town's main square, Cooper and his TV crew got caught in the middle.
The attack -- which reportedly was at the hands of Mubarak supporters -- was first reported by CNN's Steve Brusk who tweeted the following:
Cooper himself then took to the airwaves to describe what happened, which included being punched in the face and kicked:
Another CNN reporter, Hala Gorani, reported a narrow escape:
CNN released video taken by Cooper's crew from inside the attack mob. The network also interviewed Cooper, who admitted he was "frightened":
This is the full video of the attack: