Police say they're investigating after a man appeared to wave a handgun behind a television news reporter during a live broadcast in New York City.

It happened shortly after noon Wednesday as a WNBC-TV reporter stood in front of Brooklyn Supreme Court.

The man appeared to wave the gun behind reporter Michael George as he spoke about the trial of a police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a Brooklyn housing complex.

A police spokesman said it's being investigated as a menacing incident. Officials planned to release additional video of the suspect later Wednesday.

A WNBC spokesman didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

In August, reporter Alison Parker and video journalist Adam Ward, of Roanoke, Virginia, TV station WDBJ, were fatally shot during a live broadcast.