News crews attacked on scene of fatal hit-and-run in Detroit

- News reporters in Detroit were under attack Thursday morning as they covered a deadly hit-and-run accident.

A 52-year-old man was hit and killed at Dexter and Davison 11:50 Wednesday night. WWJ's Mike Campbell was covering the tragic scene early Thursday morning when a man smashed his vehicle's windows. You can hear the car's windows being smashed while Campbell was live on air in the video above. 

Campbell was sitting in the driver's seat when a man with a pipe smashed his window, windshield and the hood of his suv. Campbell was able to get a photo of the man as he then smashed the pipe into another news truck. Fortunately nobody was physically hurt.

"It was scary enough. It could have been a lot worse," Campbell said.

Police arrived and tracked down the man. They said he damaged other vehicles ont he street as well and was ranting about the news media. He had to be tased to be taken into custody and then taken to a crisis center.

"The officers could see person was involved in a mental crisis. They properly gave warnings and deployed a taser. The person was taken into custody without incident," Police Chief James Craig said.

Campbell's boss, Rob Davidek, said the news crews were just trying to do their jobs.

"Mike's a great reporter. He's doing his job. Unfortunately it happened. I'm glad he's okay. That's the big thing," Davidek said.

Meanwhile, police are still searching for the driver in the original hit and run. The car is a gray or silver Chevrolet Malibu. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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