FOX 9. The incident occurred at Minnehaha Regional Park on July 10, Officers handcuffed the teenagers , ages 13 to 16, and one of the officers pointed a gun at one of them after a caller said the boys were assaulting her boyfriend and had weapons. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced Wednesday it reached a settlement with the Minneapolis Park Police over a incident where officers handcuffed four Somali teenagers. Witnesses later told police the caller was making the story up and they never saw an assault or any weapon.
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Bystanders recorded part of the incident, showing the boys being handcuffed and one officer drawing a weapon. Police were responding to what turned out to be a bogus call claiming there were kids with weapons threatening people in the park near Minnehaha Falls. The video of the encounter went viral on Facebook and was viewed millions of times, sparking complaints by critics who said officers overreacted. The incident was also recorded on squad and body camera video.
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Fox News Flash top headlines for May 22 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews. A University representative later affirmed to Fox News that law enforcement responded to a call that a group of individuals was threatening people. Because the suspects are juveniles, limited information is available. According to a redacted police report obtained by Fox News, only the two individuals carrying metal pipes were cited.
It was an incident caught on camera that the four teens involved say will live with them forever. The incident began with a call claiming there were four males holding knives and sticks in Minnehaha Park. The caller also said one of them claimed to have a gun, and that they were assaulting her boyfriend. One was shaking. I was scared he was going to shoot me.