Tim Arvier, Nine News‘ US correspondent, was detained by police at gunpoint while reporting on the riots in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He tweeted: “Just been detained and searched by #Minneapolis Police. They cuffed my cameraman and our security but were respectful and have now let us go.”
Arvier said he and his crew, including a cameraman and security guard, heard gunfire nearby, as they approached a police blockade by car.
The city is in under curfew, but journalists and crews are exempt and allowed to travel across the city.
The trio yelled out they were press as they approached the roadblock.
“I didn’t get handcuffed and was placed up against the car before they moved me to the gutter,” he said.
Arvier said the group were clear and careful during the ordeal, and the officers calmed down when they realised they were not a threat.
The riots began last week over the death of a black man, George Floyd, while he was in police custody, and have since spread across American cities.
Source: Nine News