LAPD officers surrounded a homeless man on Skid Row, and slammed him to the ground before arresting him for attacking a news camera crew ... and the gripping and violent incident was captured on video.
L.A.'s FOX affiliate KTTV had a team shooting a story on Skid Row ... when a guy suddenly grabbed their camera, twisted, and smashed it. Video of the incident shows the attack was unprovoked.
The KTTV crew then called 911, and at least 4 officers responded. Watch the video ... they lock arms as they approached the suspect, and then an intense fight begins. One of the officers eventually pulls out a Taser ... though it's unclear if he actually used it.
Tensions are running high in L.A. after video surfaced of LAPD officers shooting and killing a homeless man known as "Africa" while trying to subdue him.