- Associated Press - Sunday, September 20, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say a hooded man stole a houseboat moored off an island along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis Sunday morning before he was arrested at shore.

The boat was tied up off Nicollet Island along the river across from downtown, where it was stolen around 10:30 a.m., the Star Tribune reported.

Police officers grabbed the boat a little more than an hour later and brought the man to shore to the north at Boom Island, witness Chris Steller said. Stellar provided a photo to the newspaper showing a police officer standing in the water and aiming a Taser at the suspect.

Stellar said an officer removed the man’s hood and put him in the back of a squad car.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction in most water emergencies, has not addressed a motive behind the theft. The man’s identity has yet to be disclosed.



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