Police seeking help finding man who threw cement chunks at cyclists

Minneapolis Police are asking for help in finding a man who assaulted cyclists in southwest Minneapolis on Friday, sending one victim to the hospital with serious injuries.

The assailant is described as a black man who was driving an old white Ford, possibly a Bronco, and threw chunks of cement at two bikers around 4:20 p.m. near 41st & Bryant, according to Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder. The suspect was also wearing a glove on his left hand and the vehicle had a hole in the window covered with a piece of wood.

One of the victims — Mackenzie Jensen — had multiple facial fractures as the result of the attack, according to his gofundme.com page where supporters are raising money for his medical bills. 

He will have to undergo two surgeries and be gone from work for several weeks.

The other biker assaulted sustained minor injuries, Elder said.

The MPD’s Third Precinct also had a report of similar attempted assault around the same time, but no one was injured.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incidents to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) and begin the message with: TIP674.