A grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. in August sparked a series of protests in the St. Louis suburb last night. Earlier this morning, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said that he would send more troops from the National Guard to deal with the response.

According to the New York Times, Nixon made the decision after 61 people were arrested last night and early this morning. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar described the scene to the Times: "I’m not saying there weren’t folks out there that were out there for the right reason — I’m not saying that wasn’t the case — but I am saying that, unfortunately, this spun out of control."

Belmar added that gunshots were heard, and roughly a dozen buildings in the area were set on fire, as well. 

[via New York Times]