Seattle Videographer Says ‘Mob’ Threatened Him While Covering Story

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

A Seattle photojournalist says he was threatened while attempting to cover a story this week, and was forced to stay in his car instead.

KIRO videographer Jon Jussero tweeted out the video of the incident.

He says he was heading to Seattle’s King County Jail when a “mob” would not let him shoot.


“The Mob would not allow me to do my job today when trying to videotape KC Jail in Seattle. I tried to leave but they surrounded my car put items on windows & continued to terrorize me. One man threaten to break my vehicle windows & come to my home. We are just trying to do our jobs,” he wrote.

In recent months, many journalists have experienced similar anti-media pushback while in the field.

Jussero was not injured.