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St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel

Post-Dispatch reporter released from hospital after Ferguson attack

A Post-Dispatch reporter and United Media Guild member who was beaten and robbed while covering the Ferguson protests has been released from the hospital.

Paul Hampel said he was taking photos and videos of break-ins shortly before he was attacked Sunday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel, who was assaulted, talks with a police officer helping him as they take shelter during shooting that broke out along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. He was assaulted by a group of men who also took his phone and his wallet minutes before the shooting began. Photo By David Carson,

The attackers took his phone and wallet. He was released from the hospital Monday afternoon.
Several journalists have been injured, attacked or robbed while covering Ferguson and its aftermath since the Aug. 9, 2014, fatal shooting of Michael Brown.