- Man flashes gun in front of Serbian reporter live on television
- Hooded figure then seen running off in the background in Novi Sad market
- The woman was broadcasting for Radio Television of Vojvodina
- Serbian Interior Ministry has confirmed it is investigating the incident
This is the chilling moment a man waves a gun in front of a reporter while she is live on television.
The bizarre incident happened in Novi Sad, Serbia, where a crew for channel Radio Television of Vojvodina were broadcasting a report.
In the video the hooded man is seen briefly thrusting out the weapon in front of the female reporter before walking off behind her very quickly.
The man brandishes the gun in front of the Radio Television of Vojvodina reporter during a live broadcast
Meanwhile the woman barely breaks her stride or eye contact and continues presenting the broadcast as normal, although a look of shock does appear on her face.
RTV has since filed a complaint to the Interior Ministry appealing for more safeguarding measures to protect reporters.
According to the channel, Serbian Police have launched a hunt for the man and said such behaviour ‘could not be tolerated’.
It is unknown whether the firearm was real or a fake.
A look of shock registers on her face briefly while the man can be seen rushing off in the background
But then the brave woman carries on with the broadcast as if nothing had ever happened
The incident comes almost six months after US journalists Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, were shot and killed while filming a piece for channel WDBJ in Virginia on August 26, 2015.
Former WDBJ reporter Vester Lee Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, was later identified as the killer and it was discovered he had filmed the attack and uploaded it to both his Facebook and Twitter accounts before they were suspended.
Flanagan had been fired from his job at the station in 2013 due to ‘volatile behaviour’ and his motive for the shootings appeared to be revenge.
After trying to flee police in a car chase later the same day, he then shot himself and died from his wounds later that day.