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.READ MORE: Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer, Injured Director On Movie Set (CBS News)
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.READ MORE: 3 People Shot In Separate Minneapolis Shootings Thursday Night
“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.MORE NEWS: Data Show COVID Cases In Minnesota Schools Have Declined, But Experts Still Watching For Long-Term Trends
Police said incidents like this are rare on the Greenway.