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Cops: Juveniles Believed To Have Thrown Molotov Cocktail At Cyclist

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis police say they’ve identified two juveniles believed responsible for hurling a Molotov cocktail last week at a cyclist riding on the Midtown Greenway.

Sgt. Stephen McCarty said Wednesday that the case will be submitted to the county attorney for possible charges.

The identities of the juveniles in question were not released. Last Wednesday, Drew Ditlefsen narrowly avoided the Molotov cocktail – an improvised incendiary weapon – that was thrown from a bridge over the Greenway, which is 5.7-mile trail in the city.

“I heard the glass break and almost immediately it was just a wooosh,” Ditlefsen said.

He described the flames as three feet tall, like an explosion.

Police said incidents like this are rare on the Greenway.

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