Chicago man shot at Nationwide Guard troops in Minneapolis amid Chauvin trial, prosecutors say

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Andrew Thomas is suspected of firing on National Guard members in Minneapolis over the weekend.


Minnesota prosecutors filed a number of costs Wednesday towards a person accused of opening fireplace on Nationwide Guard troopers stationed in Minneapolis as a part of efforts to keep up the peace following the decision within the Derek Chauvin trial. 

Andrew Thomas, 28, was arrested Sunday and handed over to federal authorities the following day. He’s charged in Hennepin County District Court docket with three counts of first-degree assault towards a peace officer, two counts of second-degree assault with a harmful weapon and an unlawful weapons possession, the Star-Tribune reported. He additionally faces a federal weapons possession cost. 

Hennepin County jail data present he’s a Chicago resident. 

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Andrew Thomas is suspected of firing on National Guard members in Minneapolis over the weekend.

Andrew Thomas is suspected of firing on Nationwide Guard members in Minneapolis over the weekend.
(Hennepin County)

Minnesota Nationwide Guard members had been standing on the nook of Penn Avenue North and West Broadway early Sunday morning when a number of gunshots had been fired from an SUV, in response to a federal felony grievance. 

The troopers had been a part of Operation Security Web, a joint partnership between the Nationwide Guard and native authorities in response to protests and potential unrest. 

One bullet went by means of the windshield of a army car with 4 troopers inside. One was taken to a hospital for accidents from the shattered glass and one other was handled at the scene for “superficial wounds.”

Video surveillance cameras captured the SUV — a 2002 Ford Explorer — together with a number of figuring out options, together with a bicycle rack on prime, closely tinted home windows and the rear license plate, which was partially illuminated. 

A Minnesota National Guard vehicle was struck by a bullet Sunday morning. The suspected attacker faces assault charges. 

A Minnesota Nationwide Guard car was struck by a bullet Sunday morning. The suspected attacker faces assault costs. 
(Minnesota Nationwide Guard)

Simply after 9:50 p.m., Thomas was within the car with a juvenile when he was stopped by authorities who acknowledged the SUV from its description. They arrested Thomas. The juvenile advised authorities that Thomas had a weapon within the car and that they’d met him at a St. Paul resort the week earlier than. 

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A search of the SUV yielded a Springfield Armory XD-9 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a .22 caliber revolver with an obliterated serial quantity, ammunition, and two discharged cartridge casings, authorities mentioned. 



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