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One Killed at Dueling Denver Rallies

Media outlet's private security guard in custody after man shot
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2020 6:42 AM CDT

(Newser) – Denver was the scene of competing left- and right-wing rallies on Saturday, with one pro-law enforcement protester killed after a shooting at the scene downtown. As the Denver Post reports, a private security guard who worked for 9News is in custody as a suspect after violence broke out during the "Patriot Rally" and the "BLM-Antifa Soup Drive"; a protester with the Patriot Rally apparently sprayed mace, police said, prompting the suspect to fire shots. Police tweeted that the guard had no affiliation with Antifa.

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"The private security guard was contracted through Pinkerton by 9NEWS. It has been the practice of 9NEWS for a number of months to hire private security to accompany staff at protests," 9NEWS said, per CNN. "DPD originally took two people into custody, and later found the second individual, a 9NEWS producer who works in the investigative unit, was not involved in the incident. The producer is no longer in police custody and is not a suspect." Police are reviewing video of the incident. (Read more Denver stories.)

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