[UPDATE: FOX NEWS STATEMENT] Fox News reporter surrounded by protesters in Seattle CHOP zone

A Fox News reporter is currently surrounded by thugs in the Seattle CHOP zone (formerly known as CHAZ). He was leaving the zone in his SUV with armed security guards but protesters blocked his way out and surrounded him:

After not being allowed to continue, the reporter just got out and started walking. Protesters aren’t letting him leave:

I don’t know his name but I definitely recognize him as a Fox News reporter. This isn’t the safest place to be as there was another deadly shooting in the zone last night.

UPDATE: The reporter’s name is Dan Springer with Fox News.

UPDATE II: It looks like Springer finally got away unscathed:

UPDATE III: Here’s the official statement from Fox News, attributed to Nancy Harmeyer, Vice President of Domestic Bureaus & LA Bureau Chief, FOX News:

“While covering the news just outside of Seattle’s CHOP zone this morning, a protestor confronted FOX News Channel correspondent Dan Springer and his crew after overhearing him cancel a live report due to ‘filthy language’ in the background. The protestor started yelling at him and threw a cup of coffee in his face and on his jacket. Attempting to de-escalate the situation, the crew returned to their vehicle, which was then surrounded by protestors. Unable to drive away, the crew turned the car off and walked away from the scene. At no point during the situation did the FOX News crew ever physically instigate or retaliate in any way against the protestors.”

I’m glad Springer got out of there and was able to finally walk away.

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