Minn. man pleads guilty to helping set fire to Minneapolis Police Precinct
UPDATED 2:00 PM PT – Friday, November 20, 2020
A Minnesota man pleaded guilty to helping set a police station on fire in Minneapolis during protests after George Floyd’s death.
The Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct has been set on fire pic.twitter.com/h85rjffLgc
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 29, 2020
Police said Williams helped light a molotov cocktail, which was then thrown by another man. He also helped fuel an already burning fire outside the precinct’s entrance.
Three other men, aged 22-to-24, were also charged in the same indictment. They are accused of using explosive devices to try to start fires in the building.