Reporter at Atlanta crime scene assaulted by security guard

June 13, 2021
Mike Petchenik, a reporter for Atlanta’s WSB-TV, said a security guard at a local mall tried to grab his phone from his hand and assaulted him as he was reporting at the scene of a shooting on June 13, 2021.WSB-TV reported that two 15-year-olds had approached a Lenox Square Mall security guard and shot him, before fleeing to a nearby hotel where they were captured and arrested. The security guard was taken to the hospital for wounds to his chest …

Rock thrown through window of WSB-TV news vehicle during Atlanta protest

May 29, 2020
A WSB-TV news vehicle was vandalized on May 29, 2020, during protests in Atlanta, Georgia.Protests that began in Minnesota on May 26 have spread across the country, sparked by a video showing a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a black man, during an arrest on May 25. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a hospital.WSB reporter Matt Johnson tweeted around midnight on May 29 that someone had just thrown a rock through the back window of …