Officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sent a Predator drone after the situation in Minneapolis lost control following the death of George Floyd,media reported. It is understood that the drones are more used in the battlefield to monitor and hunt terrorists. Amateur flight attendants first spotted the drone, which CBP has not yet made a statement, is believed to be monitoring protesters.
The drone took off from Grand Forkair Air Force Base in North Dakota, according to investigative reporter Jason Paladino. It then headed toward Minneapolis, where it was still flying in hexagonal flight mode as of noon Friday.
The use of drones over Minneapolis is reminiscent of 2015. At the time, the FBI was also monitoring Black Lives Matter protesters in Baltimore by drone.