Twins, Timberwolves, Wild postpone games in wake of fatal police shooting

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Apr 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-12 19:56:09-04

The Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, and Wild all postponed their games Monday because of safety concerns in the wake of the fatal police shooting of a Black man in Brooklyn Center on Sunday.

READ: Minnesota police shoot, kill man after traffic stop incident

In a statement, the Twins said they decided to postpone the first game of a 4-game series against the Boston Red Sox after consulting with Major League Baseball and state and local officials.

"Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players, and community to not play today’s game."

In a statement, the Timberwolves said they were postponing their game against the Brooklyn Nets “in light of the tragic events in the Minneapolis area.”

The Wild postponed their game against the St. Louis Blues "out of respect for the community.”

The Wild said the game has been rescheduled for May 12.

Earlier Monday, police released body camera footage from the traffic stop that proceeded with the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

READ: Officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright in Minnesota meant to reach for stun gun

On Sunday, an estimated 100 to 500 protesters gathered near the Brooklyn Center Police Department as officers responded to the riot gear protests, USA Today reported.

Wright was reportedly killed Sunday when an officer whose identity is unknown mistakenly reached for her firearm instead of a stun gun.