Groups of people looted multiple stores in downtown Minneapolis. This happened after a homicide suspect took his own life on Nicollet Mall, according to Minneapolis police.
Social media posts show images of people damaging items in a Target as well as broken windows of surrounding stores. Haskell’s liquor store, the Medical Arts building and Nordstrom were also looted earlier in the evening.
Later Wednesday, people were seen looting a Saks Off 5th location until police dispersed the crowd with tear gas.
Law enforcement just broke up looting at Saks 5th Avenue. Deployed some pepper spray and dispersing crowd. Arrests being made one block away.
— Courtney Godfrey (@courtneygodfrey) August 27, 2020
— Mike Karbo (@MKarbo) August 27, 2020
According to Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell, law enforcement are working to restore the calm in the downtown. Schnell said people have thrown bottles and set off commercial grade fireworks and there have been reports of shots fired. . .
“We’ve got cops from all over the Twin Cities coming out here to maintain order because the citizens of Minneapolis and Hennepin County deserve to feel safe,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson. “The people causing problems are going to go to jail tonight.” (Read more from “Looting Breaks Out in Minneapolis After Homicide Suspect Commits Suicide (VIDEO)” HERE)