Cops seek Minnesota man for Grand Forks Somali restaurant fire
North Dakota authorities are still looking for a Minnesota man charged with setting the fire that damaged a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks last week.
Matthew Gust, 25, was charged on Friday with arson in connection with a fire Tuesday at Juba Coffee House and Restaurant. Video from the incident shows someone breaking the restaurant's front window and throwing something inside about 2 a.m. on Dec. 8. Court records indicated investigators believe it was a Molotov cocktail.
There is a warrant out for the arrest of Gust, who's from East Grand Forks, Minn.
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the fire fit a pattern of attacks targeting Muslims in the wake of the attacks in Paris and California.
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