A Fox News Channel host reported that she was a victim of a targeted attack Monday night in a Brooklyn bar. Kat Timpf, a libertarian co-host of “Fox News Specialists,” says she was doused with water by an unknown male assailant during a campaign event for her friend Ben Kissel at Union Pool.
Kissel is running for Brooklyn Borough president, and Timpf, 28, was reportedly expected to speak at the event.
Timpf described the incident in a series to Twitter posts, writing: “I’m at Union Pool in BK, about to speak at my friend @BenKissel’s campaign event, a guy walks in, dumps an entire bottle of water on me … walks in, clearly here because he knows I’m here, dumps an entire 1.5 liter bottle of water on me, first on my head and then I turn … to look and he splashes it directly on my face and runs out. I’m shocked, I’m stunned. I’m obviously upset. I end up not being able … to speak because of it. I’ve never seen a more disgusting insane cruel climate than the one we’re in now. Why? What does that … accomplish? I guess I wasn’t able to speak so that’s great and I guess he wins, but we’re just randomly assaulting people in public now?”
The New York Post reports that the incident was captured on security footage, which was reportedly turned over to police. Timpf filed a police report in connection with the incident, the story reports.
The assailant, who did not say anything during the attack, has been described as a white male in his 20s or 30s.
Kat Timpf (Twitter)