'Pornographic' video accidentally shown during weather report

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Viewers of a local news program in the US state of Washington got a rude shock during a recent weather report when pornographic images were accidentally broadcast during the segment.

While trying to deliver the weather, meteorologist Michelle Boss was caught looking rather uncomfortable as a raunchy clip appeared on a visual display behind her.

The clip was 13 seconds long, according to the Washington Examiner, and was understandably difficult for viewers to ignore. 

"The incident generated numerous calls from concerned citizens in the city and county," police said in a statement

Calls flooded into police after the pornographic video accidentally went to air. Source: KREM 2/Washigton Examiner
Calls flooded into police after the pornographic video accidentally went to air. Source: KREM 2/Washigton Examiner

So strong was the reaction when the clip was aired on Sunday (local time), police are now investigating how the salacious video came to be broadcast. 

"Around 6:30 PM on Sunday SPD began to receive calls regarding what was described as a pornographic or explicit image appearing during a television weather forecast," police said. 

"The Spokane Police Department's Special Victims Unit (SVU) and Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU), responded to the local station to conduct an investigation as to how the image appeared and where it came from.

"The investigation is ongoing and no culpability of any kind has been determined."

The station also apologised for what is reportedly set to be a fine generating faux-pas. 

In an email to The Spokesman Review, the vice president and chief communications officer of the station's parent company, Anne Bentley, said the company was working to prevent it ever happening again.

"Those of us here at KREM 2 want to apologise for something that happened in our 6 pm newscast tonight. An inappropriate video aired in the first part of the show. We are diligently working to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again."

The weather, meanwhile, was cool to mild.

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