Two officers with the Minneapolis Police Department were seriously injured—and hospitalized—Wednesday night as protesters became violent, and began damaging property and looting local stores.
According to Fox News, the riot was sparked by an incident in which a homicide suspect died while in contact with Minneapolis police. Word of the death quickly spread, but most who heard of it did not get the full story—the deceased had died by suicide. Local rumor was that police and shot and killed the man.
People took to the streets in protest, mirroring the unrest that has been seen on city streets across the country in the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd.
The injured officers are believed to be able to make a full recovery.