WATCH: CNN Brazil reporter mugged at knifepoint during live segment

1010 WINS Newsroom
July 02, 2020 - 2:12 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A reporter with CNN Brazil demonstrated that she reacts well under pressure, after she was mugged at knifepoint during a live segment and forced to hand over to the thief two phones.

In the segment, Bruna Macedo is speaking with anchor Rafael Colombo about rising water levels in Sao Paulo, when a man comes up to her.  Macedo proceeds to greet her and go on with her report -- but then he pulls out a knife.

She then hands over two phones. 

Luckily, she wasn't injured.

“It was impossible to understand at the time what was happening, if it was a homeless person passing by. But after what happened, we cut the image," Colombo told Brazil's Fohla de Sao Pauolo newspaper. "He threatened and she handed over a cell phone, but he knew she had two, because she has a private and a corporate one."

He added that Macedo, "had a terrible scare but she is fine."