Reporting live from war torn areas can and will be dangerous.

Early today, CNN correspondent Ivan Watson was reporting from Istanbul, Turkey about the heavy police presence on the one-year anniversary of the Taksim Square protests. Suddenly, he was taken in by authorities on live TV.

Police can be seen demanding Watson’s passport and asking over and over if he’s a journalist. The footage then cuts out.

Watson and the CNN team were released a half an hour later, as he told Twitter.


Watch Ivan get hemmed up on air here