Anderson Cooper Tweets About Cairo Attack: I 'Got Roughed Up By Thugs... Punched And Kicked Repeatedly’


Feb. 2 2011, Published 11:55 a.m. ET

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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper said he's "safe now" on his Twitter page Wednesday morning, just moments after he'd been attacked in riot-torn Egypt, has learned.

"Got roughed up by thugs in pro-mubarak crowd..punched and kicked repeatedly. Had to escape. Safe now," Cooper wrote on the micro-blogging website. "Its getting really bad in front of egyptian museum."

As previously reported, pro-Mubarak demonstrators attacked a CNN production crew in Cairo, and Cooper was among those targeted.

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Cooper "was punched 10 times in the head as pro-Mubarak mob surrounded him and his crew trying to cover demonstration," CNN's Steve Brusk tweeted.

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"The attackers pushed and shoved the CNN crew and punched them in the head," CNN said, noting that thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.


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