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NBC Reporter Told to Take Cover in Report from Watertown

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Apr 19, 2013  |  Updated 1:17 PM PDT
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Boston Cops to Reporter: Take Cover

NBC News correspondent Kerry Sanders was told to get on the ground while reporting from the scene of the Boston bombings suspect manhunt early Friday.

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Sanders had been updating Today Show anchor Savannah Guthrie on police activity in Watertown, Mass.

He and his photojournalist had been jogging alongside officers when he was told to take cover.

When he appeared on camera again, he was on the ground with the phone to his ear.

“Incredibly tense when an officer is telling you to get on the ground,” Sanders explained.

Guthrie quickly told Sanders to do what officers directed and told him to stay safe.

Sanders described a scene of many official cars and snipers in position when he and other members of the media were pushed back from the scene.

“He just told us if we knew what was going on, we would be standing here right now so I’m going to get behind the car and listen to what he has to say,” Sanders said.

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"Savannah I think I'm going to just move positions and take his advice," he told the Today Show anchor.

Earlier in the week, Sanders was seen surrounded by golden retrievers as part of his assignment on comfort dogs visiting the injured from the marathon bombings.   

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