CHICO (CBS13) — A Chico television news reporter is recovering after someone attacked her while she was broadcasting live on Facebook.
KRCR’s Meaghan Mackey was reporting outside of a home when it happened.
Her station, KRCR, issued the following statement: “Meaghan is very shaken up but is okay. We are thankful law enforcement was right there and handled the situation quickly. We appreciate the kind words so many of you have offered Meaghan tonight.’
Mackey was reporting on a mass drug overdose in Chico. Investigators say a dozen people between 19 and 30 years old overdosed inside a house. One person died, authorities said.
Two officers became sick from exposure to the drug – believed to be fentanyl.
At least seven people remained hospitalized as of Sunday night.
Law enforcement officers nearby quickly stopped the attack on Mackey.
In a series of tweets after the attack, Mackey thanked the quick response from officers and the community for showing their support.
“I will not live in fear of doing my job. I value the freedom of the press & will continue to report on the truth and inform the public, even during times of tragedy,” Mackey tweeted.
It’s unclear if anyone was arrested after the attack.