Sunday's scissor attack on WCVB reporter Ted Wayman in Copley Square is just that latest in a series of unconnected attacks on Boston TV reporters and camerapeople since July.
In July, a Colorado man was arrested at the Forest Hills T stop after allegedly attacking a WFXT cameraman with a golf club, sending him to the hospital and damaging his camera tripod.
On Aug. 8, a WCVB cameraman found himself grappling for control of his camera with a man who did not want him videoing a large gathering of people without masks in Taunton., who called him among other things, "a giggly little cunt" and "a lazy-ass news shit." The video has been circulating in local TV circles recently:
Ed. note: WCVB had YouTube take down the video that had been linked below as a copyright infringement:
On Aug. 29, WHDH reporter Alex DiPrato and his cameraperson were accosted outside a Trump rally in New Hampshire by a man who spoke of blowing up the two "motherfuckers."
A staffer at a station other than WCVB said camerapeople there have been reporting for months now that "the Copley area is really bad" for them.