Minneapolis homicide suspect reportedly commits suicide, as angry crowd suspects police shooting and riots

A homicide suspect reportedly took his own life near Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis on Wednesday, August 26, according to local police.

In the aftermath of the suicide, people gathered around the scene and rumors spread on social media that the man was shot by police.

To refute social media rumors that the man was shot by police, Minneapolis police held a press conference and shared video of the incident from a city surveillance camera.

Footage available online appears to show the homicide suspect shooting himself.

Shortly after the incident, looting in the surrounding started to take place.

“We’ve got cops from all over the Twin Cities coming out here to maintain order because the citizens of Minneapolis and Hennepin County deserve to feel safe,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson in regard to the looting. “The people causing problems are going to go to jail tonight.”

Said Governor Tim Walz: "Minneapolis, it’s time to heal. We must rebuild and recover. Dangerous, unlawful behavior will not be tolerated. The State Patrol is headed to Minneapolis to help restore order. I remain in close contact with the city and every state resource stands ready to help bring peace."

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