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Firefighter assaulted while at south Minneapolis fire, department reports

Firefighter assaulted while at south Minneapolis fire, department reports Photo: KSTP/ Chris Knoll.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: June 17, 2021 09:03 AM
Created: June 17, 2021 08:47 AM

A firefighter was reportedly assaulted while picking up equipment after an early-morning fire in Minneapolis Thursday.

Firefighters responded to a commercial garage fire along Snelling Avenue near East 46th Street at about 5:30 a.m., according to the Minneapolis Fire Department.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and found the building was vacant. The fire's cause is under investigation.

As firefighters were picking up their equipment, one firefighter was assaulted by a male suspect, the fire department reported.


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