Updated: August 25, 2020 10:49 PM
Created: August 25, 2020 06:20 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Four men have been indicted on charges related to the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct arson that took place during the protests following the death of George Floyd.
These four were all indicted on one count each of conspiracy to commit arson at the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct building:
Robinson and Wolfe had already previously been charged with aiding and abetting arson and Williams was previously charged with conspiracy to commit arson.
According to the allegations in the indictment, the four each went to the Third Precinct building on May 28 where hundreds had gathered.
At some point, the crowd began chanting, "burn it down, burn it down." Soon after the fence used to keep trespassers out was torn down, the four, along with unidentified co-conspirators, breached the fence and entered the building.
Robinson, assisted by an unidentified co-conspirator, lit an incendiary device that was thrown toward the building by the unidentified co-conspirator, according to the indictment.
Williams and Turner, also assisted by an unidentified co-conspirator, lit a Molotov cocktail, which was taken into the building by Turner and used to start a fire.
The ATF and FBI continue to urge the public to report suspected arson, use of explosive devices, or violent, destructive acts associated with the recent unrest.
Anyone with information specifically related to the Third Precinct fire or other business fires in the Twin Cities can call 1-888-ATFTIPS.
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