Baltimore Mayor asks News Orgs to Stop Airing Footage of Bridge Collapse

By Kevin Eck 

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott is asking news organizations to stop airing video showing the collapse of the Francis Scott Key bridge.

Scott told CNN that airing the footage is “traumatizing our community.”

The Francis Scott Key Bridge, a major bridge in Baltimore collapsed on Tuesday after being hit by a cargo container ship, sending at least eight people into the Patapsco River. Preliminary investigations indicate that the collision was an accident.


“I’m going to be the first to ask that CNN and everyone else stop showing the video,” Scott told CNN’s Sara Sidner.

“No one needs to see a possibility of their family member being severely injured or otherwise. Over and over and over again because it’s just traumatizing our community,” Scott said.

“Right now, everyone in this world’s focus should be about these souls and those families who are wondering if these people are going to walk back in the door after they walked out to work last night,” the Baltimore Mayor said.