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Man points apparent gun behind reporter outside Brooklyn courthouse

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Police are looking for this man who is accused of pulling a pistol during a New York City reporter's live shot. (DCPI)

Police are looking for this man who is accused of pulling a pistol during a New York City reporter’s live shot. (DCPI)

BROOKLYN – As the Brooklyn manslaughter trial for rookie NYPD officer Peter Liang continued inside, a man was caught on camera pointing what looked like a pistol at a local news reporter.

Police are looking for help finding the suspect, who walked up behind WNBC reporter Michael George and smirked while brandishing what appeared to be a small, silver gun.

George was reporting live just after noon when the incident happened.

The suspect, who is now wanted for menacing, is roughly 5 feet 7 inches tall, in his mid 30s or 40s and has brown eyes and short hair.  He was last seen wearing a brown jacket and beige baseball cap.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.