As protests and riots continue to erupt in Baltimore, several stores have been looted in the city. One, a CVS, has become the most well-known and it was looted and then set on fire. The store became known after CNN brought it up on air. The fire department did attempt to extinguish the flames, but protesters, live on-air, cut the water hose which led to a depressurization of the water. The same hose was then cut again and CNN broadcast water quirting out in two different areas.
TKNN reached out CVS regarding the incident and CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis said that the store was closed earlier in the afternoon “out of an abundance of caution.” He also said that no employees or customers were present when the looting occurred. Finally, he said that CVS will close additional stores as the situation requires. CVS has twenty-three stores in Baltimore, according to their website.
On Facebook, Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) said, “Today’s looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated. In response, I have put the Maryland National Guard on alert so they can be in position to deploy rapidly as needed.” The riots and protests have caused the Baltimore Orioles to postpone tonight’s game against the White Sox. On Saturday, fans were held at the stadium for a period of time and asked not to leave due to protests surrounding the stadium.