A man was shot dead during rival protests by left and right groups in the US city of Denver.
Police arrested a suspect who NBC News partner KUSA-TV used as a security guard to protect the station’s crew, according to its website.
“It has been customary for several months (KUSA) to hire private security forces to accompany employees during protests,”
The shooting took place on Saturday in a courtyard of the Denver Art Museum during a so-called “Patriot Rally” which was met with counter-protests from groups calling their rally the “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive”.
Joe Montoya, the Denver police chief of investigations, would not confirm whether the suspect worked for the station. Neither the victim nor the alleged shooter has been identified by the authorities.
Montoya said police had kept the two groups separate and there had been no further arrests during the competing rallies.
A Denver Post photographer captured a picture of a man spraying a chemical at another man with a handgun drawn.