“One Guardsman sustained an injury from shattered glass requiring additional care and was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment. The other Guardsman received only superficial injuries,” the post read:
Two @MNNationalGuard members did sustain minor injuries from the incident. One Guardsman sustained an injury from shattered glass requiring additional care and was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment. The other Guardsman received only superficial injuries.
— MN National Guard (@MNNationalGuard) April 18, 2021
Major General Shawn Manke, Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General, expressed relief none of the members were seriously hurt.
“This event highlights the volatility and tension in our communities right now. I ask for peace as we work through this difficult time,” he said, KIMT reported.
According to the Minnesota Operation Safety Net (Minnesota OSN) Twitter page, the two Guardsmen were part of the operation’s security team.
The KIMT report continued:
Operation Safety Net is a joint effort among the Minneapolis Police Department, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the State of Minnesota and local jurisdictions. The Minnesota National Guard says it was activated as part of the effort to protect people, freedom of speech and property during the Derek Chauvin trial as well as the aftermath of the police involved shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.
Gov. Tim Walz (D-MN) mobilized the National Guard once rioters vandalized the Brooklyn Center Police Department on April 11 after the shooting took place, Breitbart News reported.
In a tweet Monday, the Minnesota National Guard said it had “just over 500 personnel activated in support of @MinnesotaOSN as of this morning.”
“The @MNNationalGuard had plans in place to increase that number in the coming days as closing arguments approach in the trial of Derek Chauvin,” the post concluded.