Monday afternoon’s game between the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox has been postponed due to “security reasons” following the police shooting of Daunte Wright on Sunday night.
“Out of respect for the tragic events that took place yesterday at the Brooklyn Center, and after the further details of this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided that it is in the interest of our fans, staff, players and community not to play today’s games.” said the twins in a statement.
The decision to postpone the game was made by the twins after consulting Major League Baseball, in addition to local and state officials.
Wright, a 20-year-old black man, died Sunday after a police officer shot him in the suburb of Brooklyn Center during a traffic stop. The Brooklyn Center Police Chief said the shooting was unintentional as the officer involved intended to fire a stun gun and not a gun during a fight with Wright. Police tried to arrest him on an outstanding charge.
Tensions were already high in the city due to the ongoing trial against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd.
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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.