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Man accused of yelling racial slurs at reporter in Charleston apologizes in court

WBTV reporter Steve Crump confronts Brian Eybers about racial slurs Eybers reportedly made toward Crump. (Source: WBTV) WBTV reporter Steve Crump confronts Brian Eybers about racial slurs Eybers reportedly made toward Crump. (Source: WBTV)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A man accused of yelling racial slurs at a Charlotte reporter who was in Charleston covering Hurricane Matthew apologized to the journalist in court on Friday. 

According to WBTV Reporter Steve Crump, Brian Eybers apologized to him at a Charleston court, and was placed under house arrest and ordered to enter a drug rehab program. 

Crump says the incident began when he was finishing up an interview and spotted Eybers nearby.

Eybers was reportedly recording video of the area when he allegedly began yelling racial slurs at Crump.

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According to reports, the man then stood in front of the news van and blocked it from leaving. Eybers was later arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The incident took place in front of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg's mother's home along Broad Street. 

Since then, Tecklenburg has contacted Crump and apologized on behalf of the city. 

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