Minneapolis Police third precinct overtaken, on fire

Minneapolis Police 3rd precinct
Photo credit Minneapolis Police Department
Minneapolis Police's third precinct building has been overtaken by protesters and set on fire. 

From Minneapolis Police:Shortly after 10:00 pm tonight, in the interest of the safety of our personnel, the Minneapolis Police Department evacuated the 3rd Precinct of its staff.Protesters forcibly entered the building and have ignited several fires.

— Mark Freie (@MarkFreie) May 29, 2020

The third precinct has been a targeted building since the beginning of the George Floyd protests. The precinct's parking lot was breached on Tuesday night, the first night of the protests. Many police cars were destroyed in the process. Police tried to build a barrier to keep protesters out, but decided to give up the building on Thursday night. 

#BREAKINGThis is from SkyFox9. The Third Precinct is on fire. We’re live. Turn on @FOX9 now. pic.twitter.com/uvfVIjm20H

— Paige Lobdell (@producerpaige_) May 29, 2020

The protesters appear to have overrun the third precinct in Minneapolis. After the fence went down, officers loaded into squads and seemed to abandon the building. Protesters are now warning each other that the National Guard is on its way. pic.twitter.com/0yyR8P9FbO

— Nick Woltman (@nickwoltman) May 29, 2020

Protesters are taking to the streets in an effort to find justice for George Floyd, who was killed during an arrest by a Minneapolis Police officer on Monday night. The officer used a knee to neck maneuver to the already hand-cuffed Floyd for more than seven minutes. Thursday marks day three of the protests that have already included looting and setting fire to many areas in south Minneapolis and St.Paul.