Charges: Brainerd man set fire to Minneapolis police station, captured in Colorado

The 22-year-old was captured Sunday in Breckenridge, Colorado.
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A 22-year-old Minnesota man was arrested in Colorado and is now facing charged connected to the fires started at the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct on May 28. 

Dylan S. Robinson, of Brainerd, was captured Sunday in Breckenridge, Colorado, according to a tweet from the U.S. Marshals, which notes that Robinson is "one of several suspects wanted for the burning" of the police station. 

According to FOX 21, Robinson was arrested in the parking lot of a recreation center around 2 p.m. Sunday. U.S. Marshals were assisted in the arrest by the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). 

He was transferred to Denver where his extradition to Minnesota is pending. He appeared in federal court in Denver on Tuesday and was charged with one count of arson and another count of aiding and abetting arson. 

"I understand but I didn't," began Robinson before being cut off by the judge who informed him that he doesn't need to admit or deny the accusation, according to Rob Low of KDVR. 

Low reports that Robinson can keep the case in Colorado if he pleads guilty. 

Dylan Robinson

Dylan Robinson

Full details of the charges are expected to be released later Tuesday. 

Robinson is the second suspect to be charged into connection to the police station fire, joining 23-year-old Brandon Wolfe, of St. Paul, who was charged with aiding and abetting arson last week. 

The rioting in the Twin Cities began May 27, two days after George Floyd died while in police custody after he was accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill at Cup Foods in south Minneapolis. 

The riots escalated May 28, and when all was said and done there were hundreds of businesses looted, damaged or burned throughout the Twin Cities, with the area of Lake St. near the police station hit the hardest, including an entire strip mall destroyed by a fire. 

People who have information specifically related to the 3rd Precinct fire or other business fires in the Twin Cities should call 1-888-283-8477, email ATFTips@atf.gov or submit information anonymously via ReportIt.com.

Meanwhile, the FBI is looking for people who may have incited or promoted violence during the riots. Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-225-5342 or submit images or videos at FBI.gov/violence.

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