Emotions boiled over at the District 60B caucus at the Brian Coyle Community Center in Minneapolis (Image provided to Fox 9 by AJ)
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -
The DFL caucus shut down by police after a fight broke out Tuesday night at the Brian Coyle Community Center in Minneapolis will be reconvened.
The caucus drew about 300 people as Minneapolis School Board member Mohamud Noor challenges 22-term Rep. Phyllis Kahn.
DFL Chairman Ken Martin said the fight started over a disagreement about who would serve as caucus chairs.The Star Tribunereported two people -- Mohamed Jama and Zamzam Ali – were fighting over who would lead the event.
"I'm told some caucus participants felt threatened at this meeting and we're concerned for their safety," Martin said in a statement. "While we appreciate people are passionate about the political process, the DFL does not condone violence or threats of any kind."
No arrests were made, but Minneapolis police cleared the building.
Martin said a date, time and location of the rescheduled District 60B, Ward 6, Precinct 3 caucus is expected to be announced later this week.