Watch: CNN reporter Omar Jimenez arrested on air by State Patrol

He was reported from the scene of the 3rd Precinct fire.

A CNN reporter was arrested by Minnesota state troopers as he reported from the scene of the Minneapolis riots early Friday morning.

Omar Jimenez was near Minnehaha Liquor and the 3rd Precinct, both of which were burned in the overnight fires, when he was approached by troopers in riot gear who were moving along the road.

It appears the troopers wanted Jimenez and his crew to move, with Jimenez appearing compliant, saying "just tell us where you want us to move and we'll move there."

A trooper then applies handcuffs to Jimenez, who replies: "Why am I being arrested."

He was then led away through a huge crowd of police officers and troopers. His camera crew was initially not taken into custody, with the audio feed cutting back to the studio, but a short time later the crew too was arrested.

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The State Patrol then issued this statement:

"In the course of clearing the streets and restoring order at Lake Street and Snelling Avenue, four people were arrested by State Patrol troopers, including three members of a CNN crew. The three were released once they were confirmed to be members of the media."

Jimenez was reporting from the aftermath of the destruction at the 3rd Precinct overnight, which saw rioters break in, officers evacuated, and the building set on fire.

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