A Providence-area television reporter was attacked Tuesday while trying to secure an interview — and the entire incident was captured on camera.

Abbey Niezgoda, an Emerson College graduate and reporter for WLNE-TV (ABC6), was trying to interview the mother of a girl shot over the weekend, after a teenage boy had surrendered to police, station officials said.

Melissa Lawrence, 35, also threw a rock and waved a bat at the crew. She later directed her two pit bulls to attack, and the dog bit Niezgoda on her forearm. The station also said a news photographer was injured when Lawrence threw the rock.

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