11/25/2014 09:45 am ET Updated Nov 25, 2014

MSNBC's Chris Hayes Forced Off Air Following Sounds Of Gunfire

As the sounds of gunfire drew nearer Monday night during riots in Ferguson, Missouri, MSNBC's Chris Hayes was forced to cut his broadcast short and find shelter off camera.

Amid scenes of dense smoke and fire, Hayes was finishing an interview with Daryl Parks, an attorney for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown, when he heard what he described as a "hail of gunfire" and quickly tossed to Ari Melber back in the studio.

H/T Mediaite