Minneapolis cyclists hit with chunks of concrete; police looking for motorist


A bicyclist was seriously injured Friday when a motorist threw a chunk of concrete at his face, and now police are looking for the suspect.

Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder told WCCO and the Star Tribune that around 5:30 p.m. two people were struck with concrete-type material "within seconds of each other" in south Minneapolis.

“It’s so blatantly aggressive and so unprovoked, there’s nothing to lead to think this bicyclist had done anything to this individual because it was a pattern of behavior on this person’s part,” Elder told WCCO.

A GoFundMe Page identified one of the victims as Mackenzie Jensen, who was on his way to work when he was hit in the face with a "cinderblock."

He suffered multiple facial fractures and has already undergone one of two surgeries, the page notes. His jaw is currently wired shut and he is expected to lose multiple weeks of work.

The other victim suffered minor injuries, the Star Tribune says. She was grazed by a chunk of concrete, WCCO notes.

Elder told BringMeTheNews police have not issued any warnings to cyclists because they haven't seen a pattern of this crime. Instead, they are reminding bicyclists to take routine safety precautions.

They're also asking anyone who may have information on the suspect to call the Minneapolis Police Department (612-692-8477) or CrimeStoppers (1-800-222-8477) with information.

The suspect was driving a white Ford Bronco and was wearing a glove, WCCO says. The vehicle was missing a window, which was covered with a "wood-like product," the Star Tribune notes.

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