Baltimore (CNN)Latest developments:
• Some federal employees in Baltimore, including those at the headquarters of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will be sent home by early afternoon, that agency’s office in Washington said.
• Authorities say they think the fire that engulfed a housing center for seniors was related to the unrest Monday in Baltimore, a federal law enforcement source said.
• The Security Square Mall in Windsor Mill, Maryland, has closed for the day amid concerns that it was becoming the focus of a planned violent protest and looting by Baltimore teens, law enforcement officials told CNN. The Security Square Mall is about 5 miles west of where violence began Monday.
Charred cars and buildings. Hospitalized police officers. Looted and damaged businesses. No school, because it might not be safe for children to go outside.
That was the stark reality Tuesday after a day and night that saw 202 arrests, 144 vehicle fires and 19 structure fires, according to city spokesman Kevin Harris.
“What happened … destroyed so much of the progress that the people who actually live here have been working for,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, calling Monday “a very dark day for our city.”
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