Civil unrest in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

After the funeral today of a man who died in police custody, young demonstrators threw rocks, bottles and other objects at police, who then responded with tear gas and pepper balls. Riots began near the Mondawmin Mall and spread in the direction of downtown Baltimore. At North and Pennsylvania Avenue, a police vehicle was set on fire and other vehicles damaged. One store was looted.

At this time, the Maryland Transit Administration has closed the Mondawmin, Upton, Lexington Market, State Center and Penn North Metro stations until further notice. All southbound Light Rail service coming from Hunt Valley is being terminated at North Avenue. All northbound Light Rail service coming from BWI-Marshall Airport and Cromwell stations are suspended at the Patapsco light rail station.

There could be potential for more unrest and violence in the coming days.

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