Posted on August 15, 2014

‘Knockout Game’ Attack and Other Violence in Ferguson

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller, August 15, 2014

A university student in Ferguson, Mo. was the apparent victim of the “knockout game” attack and a news cameraman was punched multiple times in the face Thursday.

The student was near the Ferguson McDonald’s when a witness says he was sucker-punched, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Employees at the restaurant provided immediate aid, and the victim was transported to a hospital.

A news cameraman with Kansas City’s KMBC was also attacked in a separate incident, according to the Post-Dispatch. The station’s reporter, Eli Rosenberg, sent a tweet saying that a man walked up to the cameraman and punched him multiple times in the face.

The camerman suffered a swollen left eye but was not seriously injured.

The McDonald’s where the student was punched was the scene of a widely-reported incident that occurred on Wednesday. There, two reporters were briefly detained by police for filming officers and for refusing to heed officers’ orders to leave the restaurant.