‘Flash Looting’ Spreads To St. Paul; Squad Cars Pelted With Rocks, Bricks

Unrest spilled into St. Paul’s Midway district Thursday as looters ambushed stores and pelted police cars with rocks, bricks and liquor bottles, a violent outgrowth of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Officers responded to the Target store on University Avenue around 11:30 a.m. and found 50 to 60 people grabbing merchandise off the shelves without paying, police spokesman Steve Linders said. Many dropped the goods and ran when authorities arrived. A fight broke out in the parking lot between a pedestrian and driver who reportedly tried to run down the person. The motorist missed and hit another vehicle. Read more at Star Tribune.