Alex Jones, the far-right radio host known for his conspiracy theories, was the recipient of a cup of hot coffee being thrown onto him while he walked down the streets of Seattle.
The incident occurred while Jones was recording a segment for his almost 700,000 Twitter followers and was then posted to his his YouTube channel, which has over 2 million subscribers.
Jones was live on Periscope delivering a rant about the media’s coverage of a terrorist attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead and close to 100 others injured.
In the video, Jones grabs a copy of the USA Today and begins screaming that the headlines don’t seem to mention the religion of the attackers responsible for the attack in Spain. That’s when he’s greeted by people walking past him, who don’t hesitate to voice their displeasure.
At one point, Jones points at a man and asks him to “come on over here” before heading toward the man.
“You flipped me off, come on coward,” Jones yells to the man. “You’re not an intellectual, you’re a fake and a fraud.”
The two enter a profanity-laced argument before they part ways.
But that wasn’t it. As Jones turns the corner, a man can be heard screaming, “You’re trash.” Suddenly, he turns back around to confront the man.
“Come here, coward, tell these people intellectually who you are,” he says as the two men bump chests and the man says he’s Jones’ “mama.”
“You can’t even talk, look at you,” Jones says to the man.
The man then unscrews the top to his coffee mug and tosses the liquid on Jones, who claimed it was “boiling” and “scalding coffee,” though he didn’t seem to be in any visible pain.
Watch a video of the incident below (the man who throws the coffee starts speaking to Jones around 3:34 in the video):
Note: The video contains profane language.
Jones has developed a following by having many controversial views throughout his career. He denies that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting ever happened, noting that it was a hoax perpetrated by hostiles of the Second Amendment. He’s also called the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City an inside job and spread the “Pizzagate” hoax, which led theorists to a pizza place in Washington D.C. where they believed an underground child sex ring was being run by the Democratic Party.