WATCH: Crowd burns down BP Gas station with employees trapped inside

Armored vehicle used to rescue employees
Posted at 2:16 AM, Aug 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-14 05:24:34-04

Video shows some extremely scary moments for the employees of a BP Gas station as a crowd of demonstrators descended on the business during Saturday night's unrest on the north side of Milwaukee.

TODAY'S TMJ4'S Rebecca Klopf spoke with an eyewitness who recorded the situation at Sherman and Burleigh.

The man says people were upset and throwing rocks at police officers when they decided to turn their attention to the gas station.

Three employees were trapped inside the gas station as a couple of people tried to knock out the bulletproof glass.

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The crowd then set the gas station on fire. Police brought in an armored vehicle to get the employees out. They were not harmed in the incident.

The fire department didn't immediately respond because of reports of gunfire.

According to the eyewitness, who asked to remain anonymous, the demonstrators then turned their attention to the street, knocking out glass from bus shelters and moving to other areas of the neighborhood.

The gas station has been targeted for demonstrations in recent weeks after an employee fired a gun in the air after an issue with a juvenile customer.

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