A Minneapolis police officer was struck in the back of the head with a garbage can lid during Wednesday night’s rioting.
Multiple videos of the incident show the officer dropping to the ground after a large metal lid slams into his head, which was covered with a helmet. A crowd of protesters can be heard cheering as the officer falls to the ground.
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“Sadly I’ve had an officer injured this evening. Fortunately, not significantly but serious nonetheless,” Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said during a press conference early Thursday morning.
The Minneapolis Police Department said a total of two officers were hospitalized Wednesday night with non life-threatening injuries, including the officer who was assaulted on camera.
Alpha News reached out to a department spokesperson for the current status of the injured officers, but did not receive a response. This story will be updated if a response is received.
Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson said a total of 132 people were arrested Wednesday night by multiple agencies on various offenses.