By Octavio Abea
The Minneapolis Police Department has proposed an 8 p.m. curfew in response to the groups of young people that have attacked other individuals at least six times since early Feb., according to police.
If the curfew is imposed it would ban teenagers 17 and younger from the Nicollet Mall area and Hennipen avenue where the attacks occurred, Kare 11 reports.
"Certainly the vast majority of kids that come downtown are not creating these problems. But we have seen in the recent weeks, there have been some problems," Sgt. Steve McCarty told Kare 11.
The attacks have targeted young adults and teenagers and have sent one man to intensive care and another was left with a broken jaw when he was punched while riding his bike, the Star Tribune reports.
The people affected by the curfew would still be able to come and go from Twins' games and other events, but at this point the idea is only at the discussion stage, according to Inspector Kris Arneson, the Star Tribune reports.