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Television reporter stabbed during activist rally in Boston

WCVB General Assignment Reporter Ted Wayman apeared in an undated station photograph. (Photo: WCVB-TV/Hearst, Graphic: The Desk)

A television reporter from Boston was stabbed while on assignment over the weekend, the station that employs him confirmed on Tuesday.

Ted Wayman, a general assignment reporter with ABC affiliate WCVB (Channel 5), was treated at a local hospital and will make a full recovery, according to director of programming Ro Dooley Webster.

The new was first reported on Tuesday by the Boston Globe newspaper and was subsequently confirmed by the Associated Press in a wire report.

The stabbing occurred during a Black Lives Matter rally at Boston’s Copley Square. Wayman was assigned to cover the story, according to a source.

A photojournalist assigned to Wayman was not injured.

Boston police told local reporters a 44-year-old man was detained following the incident, but wouldn’t say if the arrest was connected to the stabbing.

Wayman joined WCVB earlier this year.

WCVB is owned by Hearst Television.

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