Report: Car intentionally strikes crowd in Minneapolis

A video of the incident seems to confirm that it was intentional.

Police responded to the scene of a crash in downtown Minneapolis Saturday night in what appears to be an intentional attack. (True North Minneapolis/Facebook)

Two pedestrians were taken to the hospital Saturday after they were struck by a vehicle in downtown Minneapolis, which authorities believe was intentional.

According to Crime Watch Minneapolis, the incident happened around 7:45 p.m. near Grant Street and Nicollet Avenue.

Police say they believe the crash was intentional, and video seems to confirm this.

A video of the incident obtained by Crime Watch Minneapolis shows a scuffle break out around a group of about 20 people before two women run away from the scene, get in their vehicle, and then drive back into the crowd, seemingly on purpose.

Police told WCCO that both of the women in the vehicle were also taken to the hospital and one of them suffered “unintentional stab wounds.” Both of the women will be taken into custody after they are released from the hospital, authorities said. All involved are expected to survive.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


Anthony Gockowski

Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and wrote for the Daily Caller.