Looters are targeting stores in downtown Minneapolis after a homicide suspect committed suicide at Nicollet Mall Wednesday evening, according to local law enforcement.

FOX 9 reports:

Social media posts show images of people damaging items in a Target as well as broken windows of surrounding stores. […]

According to Metro Transit, light rail service is not going past U.S. Bank Stadium due to the police activity downtown. Trains and buses will not be serving the area until further notice. […]

To refute the rumors, Minneapolis police held a press conference and shared video of the incident from a city surveillance camera. FOX 9 has reviewed city camera video provided by Minneapolis police which appears to show the suspect in the Ramp A homicide shooting himself.

FOX 9 reporter Courtney Godfrey also shared footage showing people looting a liquor store and other nearby businesses.

Godfrey tweeted: “Looting in downtown Minneapolis. Haskell’s liquor store and Medical Arts building included. This is all linked to alleged suicide of suspect in earlier homicide. Crowds down here were convinced he was shot by police.”

Sheriff deputies in riot gear just showed up. People continue to try and cross the line they’re holding. I heard them say they are about to start making arrests. pic.twitter.com/4AIApwPwSx

— Courtney Godfrey (@courtneygodfrey) August 27, 2020

More looting in downtown Minneapolis. They’ve now breached the Saks 5th Avenue store on 6th and Nicollet and people are making out with lots of goods. pic.twitter.com/tgUIyoIMvf

— Courtney Godfrey (@courtneygodfrey) August 27, 2020

Massive looting and rioting in Nicollet Mall Target. #mplsdowntown pic.twitter.com/zHmt9tBm5Z

— Mike Karbo (@MKarbo) August 27, 2020

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