Three arrested after fireworks display in store is ignited

Published 6:02 pm Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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EAGAN — Police in a Twin Cities suburb arrested a group of juveniles after a fireworks display was set on fire in a grocery store.

The display went up in flames Monday afternoon at the Hy-Vee store in Eagan.

Police spokesman Aaron Machtemes says firefighters extinguished the flames and no one was injured. The store had to be closed because it was filled with smoke.

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The amount of damage is still being assessed. Police say three juveniles were arrested a half-mile from the store.

Loud bangs could be heard in a video circulating on social media that showed the fireworks display going up in flames.