Miami Stations Air New Video of Cannibal Attack

By Andrew Gauthier 

All of the local news stations in Miami aired new video today of the gruesome cannibal attack that occurred over the weekend near the Miami Herald building.

The newly released video, taken by a Herald security camera, shows a high-angle long shot of the location where Rudy Eugene, 31, appears to have randomly encountered a 65-year-old homeless man, identified as Ronald Poppo, and proceeded to chew off a significant portion of his face before a police officer arrived.


The new video was the top story on the noon newscasts of WPLG, WSVN, and WFOR, and WTVJ, which has a half-hour 11 a.m. newscast, played a portion of it during its coverage of the incident today.

None of the stations issued a formal disclaimer about the potentially graphic nature of the video, although WPLG reporter Jen Herrera did mention that it’s “tough to watch” before she dissected the footage for viewers (video below).

WSVN’s Adrianna Hopkins did a similar in-depth examination of the video, while WFOR’s David Sutta had a Herald videographer break down the footage (video below).

Since it was shot from so far away, it’s often difficult to make out the two figures in the video and a highway overpass obstructs the worst of it, including Eugene’s death. The Herald‘s full video is available here.