Minneapolis police said on Tuesday they have arrested a 23-year-old white man in relation to the shooting of five people near a city police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by officers.
Minneapolis police said in a statement that the suspect, who was not identified, was arrested in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington. The police also said the search for additional suspects continues.
Police had previously said they were looking for three white male suspects in the shooting late on Monday. It occurred a block from the police station where protests have been held since the fatal Nov. 15 shooting of Jamar Clark, 24, Minneapolis police said in a statement.
None of the injuries in the Monday shooting were believed to be life-threatening and the wounded were taken to local hospitals.
The Black Lives Matter Minneapolis group protesting Clark's killing said on its Facebook page that five unarmed protesters were shot by what it described as white supremacists who had been asked to leave the area and were followed out by protesters before they opened fire.
(Reporting by David Bailey and Todd Melby; Additional reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee and Ben Klayman in Detroit; Editing by Bill Rigby and G Crosse) Photo credit: Twitter