Riots erupted across the United States in the early hours of Friday morning, with looting taking place at the New York Stock Exchange and the Wall Street Journal reported a number of businesses were looted in the city.
The riots broke out when hundreds of looters raided several banks in Manhattan, including two banks owned by the New Yorkers’ richest man, Warren Buffett, who owns the Omaha-based Omaha World-Herald.
One bank had been closed since the riots began and a second had closed, according to Bloomberg.
The Wall Street Bank also closed its doors and the New Jersey State Police announced that it was opening two additional banks to the public in response to the riots.
The New York Times reported that at least 25 businesses in New York City and the suburbs were looted and destroyed.
The Times said that the looters broke into several stores and demanded cash, while also demanding that residents and businesses surrender their belongings.
Police used flash bang grenades and other weapons to disperse the crowd, but the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that some people threw rocks and other objects at police officers.
Several vehicles were damaged and some businesses were vandalized, the paper reported.
In the New England city of Boston, police responded to reports of looting and arson at a Bank of America branch.
A man in a white van was reportedly seen setting fires in front of a building that was looted earlier in the morning.
The van was later found abandoned and police said the arsonist left the scene.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said that two police officers and a civilian were injured in the looting of the Bank of American branch.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said that about 400 people were involved in the raid on the bank and that a police helicopter was also damaged.
The FDNY, the police department’s primary emergency response service, said that several of its officers and civilian staff were injured and that three of the officers had been treated at a local hospital.
Police said that they were investigating the riot and that they did not have any suspects in custody.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that police were called to a “large-scale riot” in a New York bank, where police were trying to control a crowd of looter-lovers who were throwing bottles and other items at police.
Police had also responded to a reported fire in the New Haven branch of a Bank American bank.
According to Bloomberg, two banks in New England had closed their doors because of the rioting.
Two others closed as well, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.
One of those banks, the Southbury Community Bank, said in a statement that it had shut its doors for a “long-standing” and “ongoing investigation” of the incident.
Bank of Boston said in its statement that the incident was the result of an incident involving individuals, and it was not clear if those involved were affiliated with the bank.
“The Bank of England is fully co-operating with the police in their investigations,” the bank said.
“Our team will continue to provide ongoing support to our customers and the wider financial community as we work through this very difficult situation.”
Earlier in the day, the city of Charlotte announced that three buildings were damaged in a bank robbery that happened in the heart of the city, according the Charlotte Observer.
In New York, the Associated Press reported that police said that an officer was wounded in a shooting after an officer responded to an earlier robbery at a bank in Manhattan.
Police later said that a person had been shot in the leg and was in surgery.
Police reported that a man and woman were wounded in separate robberies, but did not provide further details.
A robbery occurred at a nearby bank in the town of Queens and a man was shot and killed in the incident, according CBS New York.
A police helicopter crashed near a Queens apartment complex, which caused a number nearby apartments to be evacuated, and police also said that someone was injured in a vehicle crash near the New Brunswick apartment complex.
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie tweeted that his state was “proud of our police, the men and women of our New Jersey law enforcement.”
Christie called on law enforcement to be “tough and decisive” and to “get to the bottom of this,” according to ABC News.
In California, at least one person was killed in an incident at a grocery store in Fresno, California.
According the Fresno Bee, a man died after a robbery went wrong at a Whole Foods grocery store on Friday.
Witnesses told local news outlets that a woman who was in a car with the woman was shot.
The woman who had the gun was rushed to the hospital where she died.
Police told local media that the suspect fled the scene, but later identified himself as a suspect in the robbery.
The suspect was taken into custody and was being questioned by police.
He was later identified as a 29-year-old man who was armed with a handgun, the Fresno Police Department said.
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