A downtown Minneapolis Target store and many other stores were looted today after false claims spread about a police incident.
The police were trying to apprehend a murder suspect when the suspect committed suicide. The story that got out is that the police shot the person, but in the video below, it’s clear the person committed suicide. The Minneapolis Police released the graphic video to clear up what happened, but people still looted.
This video contains graphic images* This evening; a murder suspect committed suicide as police approached them at 8th & Nicollet. No officer weapons were fired. This is a tragedy for our community that is still hurting. Our condolences go to the families of the victims.
*WARNING: This video contains graphic images* https://t.co/sRgZiYgDxe
— City of Minneapolis (@CityMinneapolis) August 27, 2020
Nicollet Mall Target was the scene of looting after the incident. People calmly entered the store and took what they wanted and scurried out.
— Mike Karbo (@MKarbo) August 27, 2020
Is this the new normal in Minneapolis? Don’t these people realize that Target and many other stores will be gone soon if they don’t stop the looting?
It didn’t end there. Nordstrom was looted too:
The silence from @GovTimWalz and @MayorFrey is deafening. Democrat politicians have destroyed Minneapolis, and now as more of it burns, they simply twiddle their thumbs.#mplsdowntown https://t.co/LPCs5zZvaF
— Aaron Farris (@AaronFarrisMN) August 27, 2020
A then Saks Fifth Ave.
Look at them riot and loot. They will claim they are all from out of town!! This is #BlackLivesMatter #mplsdowntown This makes me sick and do they realize they are destroying their own city. Put the police and national guard back on the streets #Minneapolisprotests @MayorFrey https://t.co/CAdTVFgR8h
— Suzy Kay M-H (@skmherges) August 27, 2020