Man charged in Minneapolis hair salon bombing

A man is facing charges for a bombing at a Minneapolis hair salon back in 2022.

Federal charges were filed Tuesday against 59-year-old Michael Allen Francisco, 59, for the explosion at Studio 411, a hair salon in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis.

United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger announced that Francisco has been charged with maliciously damaging a building engaged in interstate commerce by means of an explosive device. The charge stems from the incident on November 20, 2022, when Francisco allegedly placed an explosive device on the salon’s window, causing significant damage to the property.

Authorities say Francisco returned about a year later, in November 2023, and threw a rock through the salon’s window. DNA pulled from the rock led authorities to arrest Francisco.

Read more: KMSP (Minneapolis, MN)