Tensions are high in a Wisconsin city where closing arguments have begun in the trial of a US teen who shot three people during civil unrest last August.
Prosecutors alleged Kyle Rittenhouse “provoked everything” when he shot two men dead and wounded another in Kenosha.
Rittenhouse pleaded not guilty to five felony counts.
Earlier, the judge dismissed a misdemeanour weapons charge against the teen.
Ahead of the verdict, 500 National Guard troops were placed on standby in Wisconsin.