Updated: 4:18 p.m.
People later gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, with some throwing projectiles at officers in riot gear in front of the building.
Police ordered the crowd to disperse and declared an unlawful assembly before firing tear gas and flash-bang grenades to clear protesters.
Residents of apartment buildings across the street from the police station, including children, watched from windows as police deployed the crowd-dispersal munitions.
The unrest led to some vandalism and looting at the Shingle Creek Crossing shopping center and nearby stores in Brooklyn Center. There also were police scanner reports of sporadic looting and property damage in Minneapolis in the early morning hours Monday, prompting a large law enforcement response.
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