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Minneapolis police ask for help identifying arson suspect

Minneapolis police ask for help identifying arson suspect Photo: Minneapolis Police Department.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: May 15, 2020 04:17 PM
Created: May 15, 2020 04:00 PM

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.

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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.


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