Minneapolis police ask for help identifying arson suspect

Police in Minneapolis are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect in an arson case.

Minneapolis Police said, at about 10:30 p.m. on April 25, video surveillance at 179 Irving Avenue N. shows a person use a hand-held, garden-style torch to ignite a bale of packaged, recycled materials. The fire then spread to other bales and resulted in a $10,000 loss to Pioneer Paper.

Police said three white men in their 20s or early 30s were seen earlier, one of whom was seen carrying a similar torch near Oliver and 1st 1/2 avenues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Minneapolis Arson Desk at 612-673-3070. Information leading to an arrest could be eligible for a reward.

You can see surveillance video of the incident and photos of similar types of torches here.