Charges: Minnesota man went on airport rampage to ‘make the voices stop’

These "voices" were telling him to assault children, according to a criminal complaint.


An Andover man told police that he trashed an airport transit station in order to “make the voices stop.”

These “voices” were telling him to assault children, according to a criminal complaint filed this week in Hennepin County.

Bel Mbungson Tosah, 34, was arrested just after 4 a.m. Saturday when officers with the MSP Airport Police Department responded to a report of a “male party breaking things,” Crime Watch Minneapolis first reported. The incident took place at the Terminal 1 Transit Center at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Dispatch informed the responding officers that Tosah had “damaged multiple monitors, dumped trash cans, damaged multiple hand sanitizers, and discharged fire extinguishers.” He also shattered a fire alarm box which caused the alarm to sound. When police arrived on the scene, Tosah was “actively discharging a fire extinguisher.”

Tosah was seemingly trying to get arrested, telling police he wanted to go to prison while exhibiting “aggressive and erratic behavior.”

“Shoot me,” he told one officer who unholstered a Taser. Throughout the interaction, Tosah was making statements “about raping children” — with a family in earshot. He said “voices” were telling him to “assault children” and he “caused the damage to make the voices stop.”

In total, Tosah damaged a CCTV camera, a TSA portable workstation monitor, four Delta check-in kiosk monitors, a monitor at an information booth, six flight display monitors, and discharged two fire extinguishers.

He has a prior conviction for disorderly conduct. As of Thursday evening, he was still in custody at the Hennepin County Jail and conditional release was set at $5,000 by Hennepin County Judge Marta Chou.