This info was provided from the 5th precinct:
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. They took possession of the firearms while they spoke with the man. Ultimately, they retained the firearms and inventoried them in the MPD Property & Evidence Unit for safekeeping. No one was arrested at the scene and there is no information that the firearms were obtained unlawfully.
There is no known connection to the Barton School building or to Barton students or personnel. There was also no threats made regarding anyone by the man. The supervisor of the school resource officers working in Minneapolis schools has reviewed the information about this incident. We have talked with the Minneapolis Public Schools Office of Emergency Management, Safety & Security and the officers in the 5th Precinct and the MPD School Resource Officers will continue to work with Minneapolis Public Schools to respond to safety concerns.
- The owner will need to be able to pass a firearms background check or obtain a court order before the firearms will be released to him.
- A combination of Federal and State laws outline who may or may not be in possession of a firearm, what conditions disqualify someone from firearm possession, and limits on what types of firearms can be possessed. MN law also sets out the processes for a resident to obtain a permit to purchase a firearm from a firearms dealer and for residents to obtain a permit to carry a gun. For further information about MN laws related to purchasing and carrying guns, please see: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/administrative/Pages/firearms.aspx
- This background check will find any disqualifying conditions that would prohibit the owner from possessing a firearm. A list of disqualifiers can be found here: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/624.713
- We have circulated the details of this incident among officers in the precinct so they will also be aware of this incident and able to keep an eye out for the vehicle that was involved.
- Investigators in the Weapons Unit are reviewing the incident in more depth including tracing the firearms.
- We encourage anyone in the neighborhood to call 911 if they see someone behaving in a way that raises concerns that a crime has been or is about to be committed or that the person may need medical attention or crisis intervention.
MPS has robust emergency plans in place to prevent, mitigate and respond to safety incidents. Please let us know if you have questions.
Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist, City of Minneapolis- MPD 5th PCT
612-673-5407 | Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Crime prevention resources: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-prevention/
Crime maps and statistics: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/