Skip to main content

1 person arrested in attack of teen with disabilities outside Target

Three other suspects are being interviewed by police.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to an attack on a teen with disabilities outside Target in Crystal over the weekend. 

Crystal police said Tuesday morning they've identified the four suspects believed to be involved in the incident – all juveniles – and they've arrested one of them. 

Related: Outrage after teen with disabilities is attacked outside MN Target

A 16-year-old boy from Columbia Heights is being held on charges of third-degree riot and fifth-degree assault, but he hasn't been officially charged.

Police are interviewing the other three juveniles who they believe were involved in the incident, but they haven't been arrested. 

The victim, who has physical disabilities, was slapped and kicked outside of Target on Saturday. The incident was captured on video that was posted to Facebook. 

The incident wasn't reported to police until the victim's family member saw the video and called police the next day, officials said. 

The victim is being treated for his injuries, but police did not detail how he was injured. 

Police previously said the victim and suspects knew each other. 

Next Up

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

ashley Carlson

Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN

Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.


duluth police department

1 person hurt in drive-by shooting in Duluth, 2 people in custody

The shooting stemmed from an altercation earlier in the day.

Facebook - St. Paul Cub Foods attack screengrab - Aug 12 2021

SPPD calls video of attack outside Cub Foods 'very disturbing to watch'

A community nonprofit has ended its relationship with the apparent attacker.

SPPD Twitter - homicide shooting 09.23.21

1 killed in daytime shooting near St. Paul gas station

Police don't know a motive and are looking for the suspected shooter.

1 girl killed, 2 teens injured in St. Paul

Police haven't said if they were shot.