A tornado chaser was attacked while he was attempting to help a man who appeared to be injured in last night’s storms in North Texas.
Jeff Piotrowski, a storm chaser whose work is seen on television stations across Texas, Oklahoma, and other stations in the midwest, was going back to help victims after deadly tornadoes struck the Dallas metropolitan area Saturday, December 26. When the tornado chaser was driving back to the damaged areas to help victims following the tornadoes, he came across someone he believed was hurt. It was at this time the tornado chaser was attacked by the man, who Piotrowski said tried to murder him.
“Are you OK? Are you OK? Are you hurt? Are you hurt, are you OK? You’re hurt? Huh? Can you talk to me? I’ve got police right here, police are coming,” Piotrowski told the man before the attacker said something and then tried to stab the tornado chaser in the chest.
The tornado chaser can be heard yelling during the attack before speeding away, all while Periscope viewers were hearing the attack and seeing Piotrowski speed away.