Minneapolis woman held

A Minneapolis woman is being held today in Hennepin County Jail in connection with a Sunday night attack on her 6-year-old son at 12th Avenue Southeast and Fifth Street Southeast.
The 40-year-old woman has not yet been charged.
Witnesses told police the boy was screaming while an adult woman sat on top of him, possibly assaulting him.
When police arrived, they found the 40-year-old woman and the child several blocks away.
The boy was admitted to Hennepin County Medical Center but released Tuesday, hospital officials said.
The case is currently being investigated by Minneapolis police, a spokeswoman said.

In other police news:
ù A burglar surprised the residents of the Nu Sigma Nu medical fraternity Sunday night, Minneapolis police said.
“It was pretty weird,” said Peter Gjevre, a medical student and member of the fraternity at 631 Oak St. S.E.
Gjevre was walking through the main living area around 11:30 p.m. when he said he saw an arm sticking out from behind the television.
He looked to see if it was another member of the fraternity. When it wasn’t, he left to get a friend and a weapon before confronting the man.
Returning with a roommate and armed with a brick and a “variety of sharp objects,” Gjevre said he was surprised to see the intruder sitting on the couch with a pack of cigarettes.
“This guy was a pretty cool customer,” Gjevre said. “He didn’t seem to be very fazed that we were talking to him.”
When Gjevre inquired what he was doing, the man said he was waiting for a friend named “Terry.”
Since there is no one in the fraternity named Terry, Gjevre went to call the police. While he was gone, the man fled.
Gjevre said a man matching this description has visited the house before, and might have stolen a VCR and bike earlier this year.
Residents said the man probably entered through a deck door which had been left open.

ù Three intoxicated men who fell over a two-foot stone wall hurt more than their pride last Tuesday.
A University Police officer stopped the men after seeing them fall over the wall at Dartmouth Avenue Southeast and East River Road.
The officer discovered one of the men was wanted in connection with a misdemeanor.
The man was brought to Specialty Care at the request of Hennepin County Jail.

ù Thieves took two chainsaws, together worth $900, from a locked metal box at a University construction site last Tuesday night, police said.
The 355 East River Rd. site is the former location of the East River Road Parking Ramp.

ù A University electrician was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after the 8-foot ladder he was standing on fell, police said.
The 38-year-old man had been changing light bulbs in Amundson Hall.
University Police responding to the accident sent the Irondale man to Hennepin County Medical Center after he began showing signs of a concussion.