On August 2, 2019 at about 5:00 pm, officers responded to a 911 call about a suspicious vehicle parked in the 900 block of 42nd Street West. When they arrived, they spoke with a man inside the parked car and observed that there were also firearms inside the vehicle. There is no known connection to the Barton School building or to Barton students or personnel. There were no threats made regarding anyone by the man.
Minneapolis Police Department’s 5th Precinct will be holding a meeting regarding this incident. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21st, from 6-7pm in the 5th Precinct’s Community Room. The Precinct is located at 3101 Nicollet Ave S. There is a public parking lot off of 1st Ave and 31st Street that you can park at and enter through either the 1st Ave door or Nicollet Ave door. The City of Minneapolis Community Attorney will be present, along with Inspector Amelia Huffman, Jennifer Waisanen (our Crime Prevention Specialist) and someone from the Minneapolis Public School and Safety Board. They will share the public details of the incident, talk about what they are doing and what the community can do to ensure public safety, and then open it up for brief questions in the end.