A popular video journalist was attacked and threatened by a crew member allegedly working for CBS outside Donald Trump's arraignment in New York City.
As the two men are separated, the man yells at Levy, "I will kill you," followed by relatively inaudible expletives.
"I was filming George Santos in a media scrum and got caught in the middle," Levy told Blaze Media.
"After the guy told Santos he would be his 'judge and jury,' he said to me 'coffee in the middle of a sprint?' and then tried to start intentionally spilling my coffee," Levy explained.
Right before the attack, Levy says he asked the man, "Can you please chill?"
The day following the events, Levy posted a video that seems to corroborate his story. Santos asks, "Is anybody accusing me of something?" A man who appears to be right next to Levy responds to Santos, "Not yet."
"Are you judge and jury?" Santos replies, with the man again responding, "Yeah, as a [inaudible] in New York, I will be."
At the end of the video the same man can be heard saying "Dude, really? Coffee in the middle of a sprint?"
Jay Dow, a correspondent for New York outlet WPIX-TV, claimed in a Twitter post that the incident was spawned by Levy calling the man the N-word.
"What that cell phone did not record was that the guy put his elbow in Dave’s chest and called him the N-word - with a hard GGER," Dow claimed.
"That's a bold claim Jay," Levy replied.
"I see you work for pix 11 . You probably should look me up and see I would never say that. But have him release that since his mic was on," Levy added, while responding in another post saying "that's something I would never do."
A spokesperson for CBS-2/CBS News New York stated that "we do not have any reporters by that name," when asked if the attacker in question, who has been identified on Twitter, worked for CBS-2/CBS News New York.
When asked if it was a sound engineer or crew member, the spokesperson repeated that there are no reporters with that name at the outlet.
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