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9News correspondent says he was detained by police in Menneapolis while reporting of the unrests

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9News US say their correspondent was detained by police at gunpoint while making a reportage of the protest.

Tim Arvier said he and his crew which are, the cameraman and a security man heard the gunshots as they approached a police blockade by car. The journalists are allowed walking in the city despite the curfew.

They yelled they were the press but the police officers pulled the trio out of the vehicle.  

He tweeted: "Just been detained and searched by #Minneapolis Police. They cuffed my cameraman and our security but were respectful and have now let us go."

Arvier is in Minneapolis, Minnesota was where the riots began reporting of the unfolding unrest and then he appeared to be in police custody, and Arvier said he feared they was going to be arrested.

"Police are really cracking down on anyone who is out and about," he said.

"You have to stop, put your hands out the window and show your credentials.

"We were yelling out we were press.

"One police officer freaked out, pulled his gun out and got us to get out of the car.

"They pulled out our camera man hand cuffed him, pulled out the security, handcuffed him.

"They pulled me out of the car, sat me down, they searched me

The officers later calmed down realizing that the group wasn’t a threat.  

"I didn't get handcuffed and was placed up against the car before they moved me to the gutter," he said.

"While they were a bit aggressive and confrontational at the start, it's how nervous they are after what has happened over the last few nights."

Author: Usa Really