No, an Indianapolis TV news crew wasn’t held at gunpoint recently

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A TV industry insider website reported Oct. 1, 2019, that a crew from WXIN in Indianapolis was held at gunpoint while covering a vigil for shooting — but the incident actually happened in 2014.

  • TVSpy, which is part of Adweek, posted the information as in the afternoon of Oct. 1.
  • The website covered the same incident back in 2014.
  • After the story was posted, TVNewsMix reached out to the station and confirmed the station is not aware of any such recent incidents and that management is investigating why the story is circulating again.
  • It’s not immediately clear how the story became “new” news.
  • TVSpy eventually deleted the article and tweeted an apology for the “editing error.”