Police: Molotov cocktail suspects caught, may be too young to charge


Minneapolis investigators have caught two suspects they believe are connected with an incident involving a Molotov cocktail and a bicyclist last week, KARE 11 reports.

However, police said, the suspects may be too young to charge.

Minneapolis Police spokesman Sgt. Steve McCarty said the suspects are not yet teenagers are "at a real sensitive age." the Star Tribune reports.

The case is currently in the hands of the Hennepin County District Attorney's Office to consider charges. Police still do not have a motive.

The bicyclist, Drew Ditlefsen, was biking on the Midtown Greenway April 3 when a Molotov cocktail was tossed off the 15th Ave. bridge and onto the popular Twin Cities bike trail.

Ditlefsen says he heard breaking glass and the fire ignited, shooting flames three feet in the air. He was not hurt

To prevent future potential mishaps, the trail's nonprofit advocacy group -- the Midtown Greenway Coalition -- urges riders to report suspicious activity.

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