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Man who helped burn precinct during Floyd unrest sentenced

Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, Thursday, May 28,...
Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Published: May. 5, 2021 at 9:58 PM CDT
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in the arson fire that burned a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd last year.

Twenty-three-year-old Branden Michael Wolfe was given 41 months in prison Tuesday after earlier pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit arson.

According to court documents, Wolfe pushed a barrel into a fire located in the entrance of the Third Precinct headquarters with the intent of accelerating it.

Prosecutors say Wolfe also entered the police station and took several items, including a police vest, duty belt, handcuffs, baton, knife and ammunition.

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