Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News)- A man has been indicted for bombing a Minnesota business. 

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The indictment, announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Minnesota, accuses the man of detonating the explosive device in November of 2022. 

Court documents say he was captured on security video placing the bomb in front of the business before the explosion. The defendant in the federal case is a convicted felon. 

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The indictment accuses 59-year-old Michael Allen Francisco of setting off an explosive device in front of a Minneapolis hair salon shortly before 3 a.m. on Nov. 20, 2022. 

Francisco. Sherburne County Jail roster
Francisco. Sherburne County Jail roster

The explosion damaged the outside and inside of the business. A Ring Doorbell camera filmed him placing the device in front of the business then fleeing the area in a vehicle before the explosion. 

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The news release says Francisco also threw a brick through the business’s window almost a year after planting causing the explosion. Investigators identified Francisco as the suspect through DNA evidence collected during both incidents. 

Authorities then executed a search warrant at the Minneapolis man’s home on March 28 and found a jacket Francisco was seen wearing in the brick-throwing incident. 

Law enforcement also found explosive components that included suspected fuses and energetic powders, a revolver, ammunition and methamphetamine. 

U.S Attorney's Office
U.S Attorney's Office

Francisco is facing one count of maliciously damaging a building engaged in interstate commerce by means of an explosive device

He made his first appearance in U.S. District Court on Tuesday and is being ordered to be held in custody pending a detention hearing that is scheduled for next week.

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