NY man arrested after waving gun-like object on live TV

NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York City police say a Brooklyn man caught on camera waving what appeared to be a handgun behind a television reporter during a live broadcast has been arrested.

Thirty-three-year-old Simon Khanukov was arrested Thursday on menacing and harassment charges.

Police say Khanukov waved the weapon-like object while standing behind a WNBC-TV reporter during a live broadcast in front of Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Police did not say what the object was. Information on Khanukov’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

It happened Wednesday afternoon as reporter Michael George was speaking about the trial of a police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a Brooklyn housing complex.

A spokeswoman for WNBC did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.