TV reporter is physically attacked during live stream while covering the ill-fated mass overdose of California
TV reporter Meaghan Mackey was physically attacked as she delivered a Facebook Live broadcast as she reported from the scene of a massive overdose in Chico, California.
Mackey, a KRCR-TV reporter, was in the Chico area, where she attended viewers about the massive overdose in a Saturday night house when a woman approached her from the camera during the live broadcast.
The unidentified woman told Mackey: & # 39; This is disrespectful, do you understand that? Do you understand that? & # 39;
The woman then begins to shout at her: & # 39; His irreverent B **** take away the F *** here, then voices can be heard scornfully if the woman attacks Mackey.
KRCR-TV reporter Meaghan Mackey was streaming live from a report on Facebook Live while on the scene of a massive overdose in a house in Chico, California
While she delivered her report, a woman confronts her from the camera with the announcement that she is & # 39; disrespectful & # 39; is
The camera begins to shake as Mackey is allegedly attacked by the unidentified woman
Mackey tweeted Sunday and said she was shocked and thanked everyone for their support
Despite the incident, Mackey still intends to continue working and report on tragedies in her community
Mackey's camera falls to the ground – the two women can be heard screaming as they wrestle.
The voice of a man in the background can be heard: "Hey! Stop that! & # 39;
Police say that people in the house suffered from a massive overdose & # 39; of the synthetic opioid fentanyl that killed one man and 14 more in the hospital.
Of those 14, two were dismissed and seven were in good shape by Monday.
In a series of tweets after the attack, Mackey said she was a bit startled but swore she would continue to cover her community.
"As many of you know, I was attacked last night and attacked on the scene of a massive overdose in Chico, California. I did my job and reported the facts about a major incident during a live on Facebook for my news channel, "she shared.
I am grateful for the police's quick response, & # 39; she added.
Mackey decided to say that she would continue her journalism: "I will not live in fear of doing my job. I appreciate the freedom of the press and will continue to report on the truth and inform the public, even in times of tragedy. & # 39;
At a press conference earlier in the day, Chico Police Chief Michael said. "On arrival, Chico police officers found several people in what appeared to be life-threatening overdose conditions.
& # 39; & # 39; Any indication – talking to medical staff, talking to doctors – everything is consistent with a fentanyl or fentanyl similar type of overdose. & # 39;
O & # 39; Brien said that the police performed resuscitation and administered six doses of naloxone, which is used to treat and reverse the effects of overdoses with narcotics.
A & # 39; massive overdose & # 39; of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in a house in Chico, California, one man has been killed and 12 more hospitalized
Twelve people in the home received resuscitation and doses of naloxone, which are used to treat and reverse the effects of narcotic overdoses.
The first two responding officers were taken to the hospital after it began to feel ill; they were treated and released later that day
An adult male was declared dead on the spot while 14 others – between 19 and 30 years old – were transported to the Enloe Medical Center.
Officers have received a search warrant from the house, which is currently being treated as a "hazmat site."
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine.
According to the Defense Intelligence Agency, 68 percent of fentanyl and precursors used the drug from China
These factory-produced medicines are cheap and easy to make, are sold directly to the US or via transaction networks set up in Mexico.
O & # 39; Brien says that Chico officers used naloxone in 2018, but until recently it was used to reverse overdoses of heroin.
He says he is afraid that fentanyl in Chico can become a problem.
& # 39; We were waiting and unfortunately waited, because this would happen in the sense that we knew that fentanyl had moved to the west, & # 39; said O & # 39; Brien.
That is unfortunately changing, and now we have had this incident with a mass victim … probably caused by fentanyl.