Good Morning Britain presenter Noel Phillips' was forced to cut a live broadcast short, run and take cover after gunfire sounded out while reporting on the protests following the death of Daunte Wright, 20, by a police officer.
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While doing a piece to camera in Minnesota for the breakfast show, Noel said: "There’s a very tense standoff between protesters and police, as you can hear several gunshots." Off-camera, someone can be heard saying: "We’ve got gunfire over there," as another person shouts: "Behind the cars. Now! Now!"
WATCH: Noel Phillips' broadcast is interrupted by gunfire
The presenter can be seen running and ducking away from the camera, but later finished his report, saying: "We heard 20-30 gunshots from a group of men towards the police." He also spoke to a protester named Anthony about Daunte's death, who was killed after an officer mistakenly shot him with a gun rather than her taser.
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Speaking about Daunte's death, Chief Tim Gannon told reporters: "It is my belief the officer meant to deploy their Taser but shot him with a single bullet. There's nothing I can say to lessen the pain." The officer has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation into the incident.
Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer
Brooklyn Centre Mayor Mike Elliott said: "Our hearts are aching right now, we are in pain right now. We recognise this couldn't have happened at a worse time. This is happening at a time that all of our community, all of America, indeed all of the world is watching." He added that they will "ensure justice is done for Daunte Wright".
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