The United States faces another night of civil unrest. This is an extremely fluid situation, and as such, this story will be updated throughout the night. Reporting courtesy of Frank Coll, Nick Doumouras Jr., and Mark Nolan Jones.
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Washington DC Update (June 2, 2020 1:36 CDT) - ND
After deeper analysis of troop movements, it appears as though elements of the 1st Infantry Division, 82nd Airborne Division, and 10th Mountain Division are currently in route to the nation's capital.
St. Louis, MO Update (June 2, 2020 12:55 CDT) - ND
The St. Louis Police Department announced on twitter that at least four officers have been struck by gunfire tonight. All sustained non-life threatening injuries. Law Enforcement continues to be engaged in downtown St Louis.
Chicago, Il Update (June 2, 2020 | 12:52 CDT) - MNJ
Pursuit of white Chevy Impala has been terminated. Escaped law enforcement near Austin Ave.
Chicago, Il Update (June 2, 2020 | 12:38 CDT) - MNJ
Lisle Police Department currently pursuing a white Chevy Impala from Iowa with plate number GHT765. Vehicle previously rammed two squad cars. Running eastbound down I-88 approaching I-355 northbound.
Washington DC Update (June 2, 2020 | 12:38 CDT) - ND/FC
Absolutely unprecedented airlift of military assets into DC continues at the moment. Constant stream of 130J and C-17A cargo aircraft into the capital.
Chicago, Il Update (June 2, 2020 | 12:19 CDT) - ND
Fire briefly broke out at Belmont and Wolcott. Chicago Fire Department was quickly on scene, and it appears as though damage was contained to top floor. Major looting and rioting reported in Naperville and Aurora.
Washington DC Update (June 2, 2020 | 12:14 CDT) - ND
According to several sources, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) has placed units near the National Capital Region on alert. Units that fall under the operational command of JSOC include 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Delta Force), Intelligence Support Activity (ISA), Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), 24th Special Tactics Squadron. (USAF Combat Controllers), and the Regimental Reconnaissance Company (75th Ranger Regiment).
Washington DC Update (June 2, 2020 | 12:02 CDT) - FC
Per twitter user @vcdgf555, there are currently several American and one Australian Air Force cargo aircraft currently assisting in troop movements to the Washington DC area.
National Update (June 1, 2020 | 11:57 CDT) - FC
Law Enforcement and National Guard units across the United States have resorted to using "show of force" measures. A show of force occurs when a military aircraft passes low over the ground with the intent to literally strike fear into the heart of an enemy. To say that this kind of activity over American soil is unprecedented would be putting it mildly.
Buffalo, NY Update (June 1, 2020 | 11:50 CDT) - MNJ
Deeply disturbing footage out of Buffalo, NY. A rioter targeted LEOs and guardsmen after they advanced on a group of lawbreakers. No status update on the condition of the injured as of yet.
National Update (June 1, 2020 | 11:42 CDT) - ND
Public flight data has proven extremely useful in tracking the movements of National Guard assets, fixed wing surveillance aircraft, and surveillance helicopters. C560 is an FBI signals intelligence (SIGINT) aircraft currently operating over Washington DC. Meanwhile, multiple C-130J and C-17A cargo aircraft from Fort Riley, Fort Drum, and Fort Bragg are arriving into Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington. This indicates the impending use of military assets to quell civil unrest.