At least one person is dead an others injured after an EF-3 tornado hits farms in western Minnesota.
The rope was tied into what appears to be a crude noose and was discovered at a Bloomington fire station.
Minneapolis police advised the public to avoid the area in Uptown Minneapolis, a commercial district that includes several bars and restaurants.
Critics say Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel should have called in more firefighters and mutual aid departments.
The tense environment of nationwide protests against racism and police brutality with the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic have made Twitter, Instagram and Facebook especially dangerous for those who want to remain among the employed.
On Wednesday — the sixth day of protests over the death of George Lloyd in Minneapolis — there was little sign of violence but demonstrations continued to grow.
The charges come as intelligence officials are warning that “violent opportunists” have been emboldened nationwide by attacks on law enforcement officials amid protests.
As of Wednesday morning, arrests grew to more than 9,000 nationwide since the unrest began in response to Floyd's death May 25 in Minneapolis.
The code prohibits "violent, threatening, harassing, intimidating or other disruptive behavior."
Bystander video showed the crowd parting seconds before the semi rolled through.