Cops hunt man who pulled 'gun' on Fox TV crew live in Chicago


* Police are looking for a man who seemed to pull out a pistol in front of Fox News

* The film crew were reporting a segment on gun violence in Chicago

* Shooting incidents in the city have increased by 66% from 2019 to 2021

*  Chicago can be contacted with information on the suspect at: 312-744-8261

Police are looking for a man who appeared to point a pistol at a Fox News TV crew while they were filming a segment on gun violence in Chicago.

Fox 32 Chicago said it was broadcasting live in the River North neighborhood when the man slipped into view from behind pointing what looked like a gun behind reporter Joanie Lum.

The man quickly jumped in front of the camera, moving too quickly for the camera to focus on the object, before side-stepping down the street.

Holding the item in the air a second time, he then skipped further down the street and out of view.

The incident occurred at around 7am on Wednsday, at the corner of Clark and Hubbard while Fox was filming its 'Good Day Chicago' news segment.

Lum was reporting on the city's rise in gun-related crime, where shooting incidents had increased by 66% from 2019 to 2021.

Police are asking for help identifying the man, described as being between 18 and 25, standing 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build, and weighing 130 to 150 pounds.

He was previously filmed buying drinks from Starbucks wearing a dark hoodie, a black jacket, light ripped blue jeans, and dark shoes.

Fox thanked viewe... (Read more)

Submitted 34 days ago

Latest News