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Alaska state senator slaps journalist

May 18, 2017

Alaska Dispatch News journalist Nathaniel Herz was slapped by Alaska state senator David Wilson on the main stairs of the Alaska Capitol in Juneau. 

Herz reports that he had approached Wilson to get his reaction to a recent report he had published on Wilson’s new bill. After a brief, awkward exchange, Wilson slapped Herz in the face. Herz recorded the entire incident.

Herz filed a police report after the incident, but no charges were filed against Wilson.

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