Skip to main content

Video: Troopers chase man scaling Minnesota Capitol dome

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Star Tribune has obtained surveillance video of a man who scaled the Minnesota Capitol dome last fall and eluded state troopers.

The video shows a man in what appears to be a gray hooded sweatshirt climbing to the top of the 223-foot-high dome, scrambling down a ladder and scampering around the building's exterior – at one point ducking behind towering carved eagles to avoid troopers who were trying to apprehend him.

The man ultimately escaped capture by climbing down scaffolding that had been erected for workers who were repairing windows as part of renovation on the aging Capitol, the newspaper reports.

A spokesman for the highway patrol, which provides security at the building, warned that anyone who climbs the Capitol risks trespassing charges and puts their lives and troopers' lives at risk.

In a similar incident last fall, a 21-year-old Roseville, Minn., man who police said was drunk scaled the outside of the Wisconsin state Capitol and smashed a fifth-floor window to get into the building.

Next Up

flooding on Interstate 90

Supercharged atmosphere causing more mega-rain events

There could be a mega-rain event Saturday-Sunday in Minnesota, Wisconsin and/or Iowa.

9Rhiw3Tw

Massive Burnsville landfill expansion nears final approvals

The City of Burnsville and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are accepting public feedback on the proposal.

Screen Shot 2022-08-05 at 2.35.39 PM

Kyle Rittenhouse attorney to defend accused Apple River killer Nicolae Miu

The attorney who helped Kyle Rittenhouse be acquitted of all charges is defending the alleged Apple River mass stabber.

Screen Shot 2022-08-05 at 7.55.41 AM

Minneapolis police trying to ID pair in connection to fatal shooting

Police say the two people pictured are connected to the fatal shooting of Ivan Redday last month.

ambulance

17-year-old girl killed in southern Minnesota crash

The crash happened early Thursday morning near Lake Crystal.

Tim Gannon

Ex-Brooklyn Center police chief sues city over resignation

Tim Gannon alleges he was forced to resign following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.

boat, boating, lake

Men injured after boat crash sends propeller spinning onto craft

The motor reportedly flew out of the water and severely injured two men on the boat.

tunnel-g713f450fe_1280

Officials investigating possible spill near Enbridge pipeline in Wisconsin

It comes as another water spill is being reported at Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota.

weather

Lightning strike outside White House kills Wisconsin couple

The bolt of lightning was captured on video by a local TV camera.

USATSI_18324496_168397563_lowres

NASCAR star Kyle Busch flees Mall of America after shooting

Busch was at the megamall with his wife and son when a gunman opened fire Thursday.

ambulance

Triple-fatal crash involving car full of Missourians in Minnesota

Four people from Missouri were in a vehicle that collided with a semi.

Related