A man in Minnesota was shot on Monday (May 28th) with federal arson charges after burning a Minneapolis police between George Floyd’s protests, federal prosecutors said.
Paul’s 23-year-old Branden Wolfe pushed the alleged things into the Third Zone during a protest to spread the flames inside the station building. US Law Firm Minnesota said in a statement.
The fire forced the police to evacuate the area, demonstrating insults and debris to the protesters.
“Wolfe agreed to be in the Third Zone on the night of the arson, buy property from the building, and push a wooden barrel into the fire,” the prosecutor said in a press release.
“Wolfe also identified himself in multiple witness photographs of the police depicting Wolfe in front of the Third Zone, holding a police baton, with smoke and flames behind,” he added.
Responding to a 911 call, police arrested Wolfe on June 3 after claiming he was trying to enter a local home improvement store where he worked as a security guard until he was fired earlier in the day.
Wolfe wore body armor, handcuffs, and said he was stealing a baton from the area when he was arrested.
Prosecutors claimed that he taped his name behind the armor.
Police later said she had found a police radio, a riot helmet, and a 9mm pistol magazine in her apartment.
He was charged with charity and arson and is expected to appear in federal court on Tuesday.
The police station fire came in Minneapolis amidst days of violent and violent protests over Floyd’s May 25 death and was fixed on the ground by the city police.
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