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Police: Several arrested in unrest near St. Louis  

Meghan O'Donnell, 29, from St. Louis, prays at the spot where Michael Brown was killed the previous afternoon, Sunday evening, Aug. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Police said Brown, who was unarmed, was fatally shot Saturday in a scuffle with an officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
Meghan O'Donnell, 29, from St. Louis, prays at the spot where Michael Brown was killed the previous afternoon, Sunday evening, Aug. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Police said Brown, who was unarmed, was fatally shot Saturday in a scuffle with an officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Meghan O’Donnell, 29, from St. Louis, prays at the spot where Michael Brown was killed the previous afternoon, Sunday evening, Aug. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Police said Brown, who was unarmed, was fatally shot Saturday in a scuffle with an officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

JIM SUHR, Associated Press
DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

 

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police say at least five people have been arrested in an area near St. Louis where authorities used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse a crowd.

The city of Ferguson is where an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, was fatally shot by police over the weekend. Looting and unrest had broken out Sunday following a vigil.

St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said there were at least five arrests Monday night. He said there were no reports of looting.

He said police using loudspeakers were urging people to go home.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson had said earlier that a group gathered throughout the day at a burned-out convenience store turned rowdy at nightfall. Schellman said that was the only significant incident.

 

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