A film crew for the Australian edition of “60 Minutes” was attacked Tuesday by a group of masked men while filming a segment on the European refugee crisis in a suburb of Stockholm.
Swedish news website Avpixlat reported the crew ran into trouble when they tried to film in Rinkeby. As the crew entered the suburb, a man drove up to a camera and asked why they wanted to film there, then deliberately drove over the cameraman’s foot, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Avpixlat reported that six police officers were assigned to protect the crew, but they left suddenly and the situation escalated. A group of masked men reportedly circled the TV crew and began to attack them, throwing punches and glass bottles.
One cameraman “was beaten right across the chin so that a tooth [came] loose,” Avpixlat, which partnered with Australian news Channel Nine for the ‘60 Minutes’ segment reported.
Jan Sjunnesson, the Avpixlat reporter who was with the crew when they were attacked, described the attackers as a group of “young African masked men.”
Channel Nine confirmed the crew ran into trouble while filming in Stockholm, but would not go into detail on the incident. It did say that the Avpixlat report was “accurate.”
“In a suburb of Stockholm yesterday they were confronted by a group who objected to them filming there,” a Channel Nine statement read, according to the Herald.
“There was a series of scuffles and the police were called. The ‘60 Minutes’ cameraman and producer were slightly injured but filming continued with police at the scene,” the statement added.
It said the crew was now “fine” and would continue to work on the segment Wednesday.
The incident comes the same day as reports of actor Jude Law’s security team being attacked by migrants as they visited the notorious “Jungle” refugee camp in northern France.
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