US Gov't Now Flying MQ-9 Reaper Drone Over Minneapolis As Riots Worsen

Update (14:15 ET): ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CBP-104 is currently heading towards Grand Forks Air Force Base after a surveillance mission above Minneapolis in the early afternoon. The drone circled the city several times as it was likely monitoring the social unrest on the ground. 

 

CBP-104 flight map as of 14:15 ET

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Update (13:15ET): Updated flight map shows CBP-104 has left Minneapolis.

CBP-104 flight map as of 13:15 ET

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The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is currently flying a General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper military surveillance drone above Minneapolis to spy on protesters. 

Here is the live air map via Radar Box showing the CBP-104 flying at 20,000 feet altitude while it gathers intelligence on the social unrest.

CBP-104 flight map as of 12:45 ET

CBP-104 could have come from Grand Forks Air Force Base, located in Grand Forks County, North Dakota (there is no confirmation on the origins). 

CBP-104 flight map as of 12:45 ET

This is what the MQ-9 Reaper looks like. 

CBP MQ-9

More info on the MQ-9 

via CBP slide deck 

With National Guard troops on the ground and a military drone surveilling above, the federal government must be absolutely terrified about the worsening social unrest in Minneapolis.