Police seeking two people in connection to Bde Maka Ska pavilion fire

Update: Minneapolis police announced May 28 that the woman in the photos has spoken to police and is no longer a person of interest. The man is now considered a suspect in the case and has been identified to police. 

Minneapolis police are looking for two people in connection to the fire that burned down the pavilion at Bde Maka Ska May 16.

Investigators released images of a man and woman who were captured by video surveillance at the scene between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on May 16.

Surveillance photo released by Minneapolis Police shows two suspects police are seeking in the fire that destroyed the pavilion at Bde Maka Ska. Submitted image.
Surveillance photo released by Minneapolis Police shows two people police are seeking to identify in connection to the fire that destroyed the pavilion at Bde Maka Ska. Submitted image

The fire, which is still under investigation, began around that time, police say.

One of the images shows the two leaning up against a door at the pavilion with the man appearing to spark a flame.

Other images show the two sitting at a table outside the pavilion and driving away in a dark sedan.

A surveillance camera image of the man and woman police are seeking as suspects in the pavilion fire at Bde Maka Ska. Submitted image
A surveillance camera image of the man and woman police are seeking to identify in connection to the burned pavilion at Bde Maka Ska shortly before the fire. Submitted image

Police are asking anyone with information on the individuals to call the Arson Investigation Tip Line at 612-673-3070.

The pavilion that housed Lola on the Lake was deemed unsalvageable by structural engineers and will soon be removed, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.  Access to the area around the fire remains blocked.