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.
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.
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