Sarah McKenzie

Police offer safety tips following two reports of rape


Two stranger rapes have been reported to Minneapolis Police in the city’s 5th Precinct.

In both cases, the rapes occurred around 2 a.m. in public areas while the victim was walking alone, according to police.

In the first incident on June 24, a woman reported being dragged to a grassy area near Franklin & Lyndale by a black male with a gun around 2:20 a.m. The man threatened to kill her during the sexual assault, according to police. He was described as 5 foot 3 to 5 foot 7 with a medium build.


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