Public safety commissioner reports caches of incendiaries, flammable materials found in areas of metro

Updated: June 01, 2020 06:21 AM
Created: May 31, 2020 06:32 PM

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington reported Sunday evening that law enforcement officers have located incendiary and flammable materials that have been cached in the metro as protests continue in reaction to the death of George Floyd. 

According to Harrington, a number of the caches were found in areas where fires had previously been set. 

Harrington also warned of stolen vehicles without license plates that have been reported to be transporting those flammables. 

The Minneapolis Police Department later confirmed that incendiary materials and accelerants have been found hidden in bushes throughout neighborhoods in Minneapolis. 

The commissioner reported the information as he and Gov. Tim Walz called for people to obey a curfew. 

"I would ask again, to make the case, this is not done yet with those who seek to disrupt," Walz said. "We're asking you again to please stay home." 

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