Man pleads guilty to helping set fire to Minneapolis police precinct

A man pleaded guilty on Thursday to helping set ablaze a Minneapolis police precinct during a George Floyd protest in May, a report said.

Bryce Williams, 26, of Minnesota, copped to a charge of conspiracy to commit arson in connection to the May 28 fire at the Third Precinct, the Star Tribune reported.

Williams helped torch a Molotov cocktail, which was then tossed inside the precinct by another man, the charges say.

He also tossed a box onto an existing fire outside the precinct’s entrance, according to the charges.

Three other men were charged in the same indictment with breaching a perimeter fence and setting fire to the precinct. But, Williams, so far, is the only one who pleaded guilty.

Protesters had been targeting the Third Precinct, where the four since-fired Minneapolis police officers charged in connection to the killing of Floyd had worked.

Last month, Ivan Hunter, 26, a member of the extremist Boogaloo Bois was charged with firing 13 rounds from an AK-47 into the precinct on the same night it was burned down.

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