Minneapolis police find injured man, 2 dogs in car after distress calls
UPDATE 9 a.m. 10/5/22: Minneapolis police took one man to the hospital early Wednesday morning after two overnight “Unknown Trouble” calls from a home on the 5600 block of Nicollet Avenue, the department says.
Police say they first went to the home around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after they heard noises consistent with shattering glass but did not find anyone in distress. After hearing a call for help over the phone a little over an hour later, police returned to the address and found a man with wounds that appeared to be non-life-threatening cuts.
The man, who police say is in his 30s, was sitting in a vehicle parked in the nearby alley. Officers gave first aid before the man was taken to the hospital.
Two dogs were also in the car, so police called animal control for assistance.
The incident is currently being investigated. According to police, the man “did not provide a cohesive explanation” for his injuries.
Police did not find anyone else in the man’s home, and they arranged for broken house windows to be boarded up.
Police have not provided any more information at this time.
An earlier version of this report, written after 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crews at the scene noted a large police presence, can be found below. See the original video in the player above.
INITIAL REPORT 5:45 a.m. 10/5/22: Police were investigating an incident at a South Minneapolis home early Wednesday morning.
A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crew at the scene around 1 a.m. noted a large police presence at a home off of Nicollet Avenue.
Police appeared to be searching the home, and a gray car nearby was surrounded by crime scene tape.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS is working to learn more from the Minneapolis Police Department.
Check back for updates.