2 Minnesota man charged with burning Wells Fargo building during Minneapolis riots

The building was targeted while protesters demonstrated outside the nearby 5th Police Precinct.
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Two men, from Wayzata and Monticello respectively, have been charged in connection with the arson of a Wells Fargo bank during the civil unrest in Minneapolis.

The U.S. Attorney's Office of Minnesota announced charges for conspiracy to commit arson at the Wells Fargo bank, which was at the kitty corner from the Minneapolis 5th Police Precinct.

Marc Gonzales, 29, of Wayzata, allegedly poured gasoline on the bank to start the fire during the height of the riots, on Thursday, May 28, while protesters demonstrated outside the 5th Precinct a short distance away.

Alexander Heil, 28, of Monticello, "joined and engaged with other individuals in conduct designed to accelerate the fire."

The FBI and ATF have been leading the investigations into the arsons.

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