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WHDH Anchor Stuck In Gunfight

WHDH Boston anchor Adam Williams got a little closer to the action last night in Watertown than he might have hoped for, as a gunfight between police and the bombing suspects went on dangerously nearby. Hiding behind a car, he said, “it’s not a good position to be in.”

Williams had just heard around 20 gunshots, then heard a bunch more. “I’ve never been in a situation like this,” he said. “It’s so close I can smell the gunpowder.”

You can see the video here. 

Williams said he could not, at the time, leave the scene, which was choked off by police.

Williams, who anchors the 4, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. at WHDH, came from its Sunbeam TV sister in Miami.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.