CNN Reporters Arrested Live On Air, Released Hours Later

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CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his crew were arrested while broadcasting live on air Friday morning from the scene of the overnight protests in Minneapolis.

Jimenez was reporting on the network’s “New Day” a little after 6 a.m. ET when he was approached by state troopers in riot gear. Jimenez identified himself as a reporter with CNN and repeatedly offered to move locations at the officers’ request, but they interrupted him to inform him he was being arrested.

About an hour later, Jimenez was released and was back on the air.

“As far as the people that were leading me away, there was no animosity. ... We were having a conversation about just how crazy this week has been for every part of this city.” The network reported that the governor of Minnesota had apologized.

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