Riots following the death of a man in an attempted arrest in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Crowds of people destroyed buildings and stole shops in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis after officials said a man wanted for illegally possessing a gun was fatally shot by authorities.

Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said in an email to reporters early Friday that people had destroyed “numerous” buildings and some looted. A dumpster was burned and windows were broken.

The total number of arrests was not immediately available.

The U.S. Marshals Service says a task force tried to arrest the man with a state warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm. A statement said the man sitting in a parked car failed to comply with law enforcement and “produced a handgun” before members of the task force shot him.

The shooting is being investigated.

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