CBS Ch.2’s Jay Levine was reporting on President Obama’s trip to Chicago tonight when a protester attempted to tackle him on live television. Ch.2 quickly cut away, but Mary Ann Ahern — a reporter from NBC Ch. 5 — was standing a few yards away. The cameraman for Ch. 5 quickly panned over to the scuffle between Levine and the protester, just in time to see Levine take a swing at his assailant.
Watch the incident, from both TV stations here: