Police say 5 people have been struck by cement chunks thrown by motorist

The Minneapolis Police Department is now investigating five recent reports of people struck by cement chucks thrown by a motorist driving a white Ford, possibly a Bronco.

Four cyclists and one driver have been assaulted, according to an update from MPD spokesman John Elder.

One victim sustained serious injuries July 20 at 6 p.m. when he was assaulted while biking near 22nd Avenue and 2nd Street NE. Another individual was also seriously injured while biking near West River Parkway and Lake Street on Aug. 4.

Three people were assaulted Aug. 7 shortly after 4 p.m. by the motorist — two bikers near 41st & Bryant Avenue South and a driver on the 2500 block of 11th Avenue South. In those attacks, one man sustained serious injuries.

The suspect is described as a tanned white male, possibly Hispanic, in his 20s. 

“Each of these victims were approached by the suspect operating the above listed vehicle in an erratic manner before he threw cement chunks at the victims,” Elder said. “The suspect is believed to possibly work construction as one victim noted a yellow vest.”

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) and begin message with: TIP674 or call the MPD tip line at 612-692-TIPS (8477).