Third Precinct Minneapolis police station set on fire after rioters break in

Protesters burn Minneapolis police 3rd precinct building during 3rd night of George Floyd protests.

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Minneapolis is in the midst of the third night of unrest in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, with protesters taking over the police department’s 3rd Precinct building late Thursday night.

The break-in happened at about 10 p.m., with helicopter footage showing a large fire burning near the main entrance.

Police released a statement, saying in part, “in the interest of the safety of our personnel, the Minneapolis Police Department evacuated the 3rd Precinct of its staff. Protesters forcibly entered the building and have ignited several fires.”

City officials tweeted a warning about 90 minutes later that the precinct building may be in danger of exploding.

President Donald Trump tweeted late Thursday night, lashing out on Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

Earlier, the Target store near the 3rd Precinct, which was looted Wednesday night, became another chaotic focal point, with dozens of people gathered in the parking lot. A car was set on fire just after 7 p.m.

Shawanda Hill (R) right the girlfriend of George Floyd reacts near the spot where he died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police on May 26

NBA superstar LeBron James commented on the incident in an Instagram photo featuring a screen grab of the arrest video alongside a kneeling Colin Kaepernick.

“Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you?? #staywoke,” the caption reads.

 

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Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you?? 🤦🏾‍♂️ #StayWoke👁

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In a statement released on Twitter, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar called for accountability, saying: “Justice must be served for this man and his family.

“We heard his repeated calls for help. We heard him say over and over again that he could not breathe.

“And now we have seen yet another horrifying and gutwrenching (sic) instance of an African-American man dying.

“Justice must be served for this man and his family, justice must be served for our community, and justice must be served for our country.”

The FBI and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have launched a probe into Floyd’s death. —The Sun

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