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.

Next Up


Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, October 31

Minnesota has surpassed 3,000 new cases on consecutive days.

high school football

Minnesota Football Showcase postponed due to COVID-19

The MFCA All-Star Game will be played in June 2021.

Screen Shot 2020-10-31 at 7.26.05 AM

Here's what President Trump said on his visit to Minnesota

The president targeted Gov. Tim Walz and Keith Ellison at his Minnesota rally.

Screen Shot 2020-10-30 at 6.09.58 PM

Here's what Joe Biden said in Minnesota Friday

Presenting himself as the candidate for a united country, he pledged improvements on affordable healthcare, pandemic relief

Mohamed Ibrahim

Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.