Number of Homeless Camped in Minneapolis Park Swells to 800
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Public officials and homeless advocates have raised concerns about the growing number of people, now estimated at 800, camped out in a Minneapolis park.
They say the encampment at Powderhorn Park is neither safe nor sustainable.
Neighbors worry about increased crime as police investigate a third sexual assault at the park in less than two weeks.
The number of tents in Powderhorn and around Minneapolis has rapidly grown since the Park Board opened all parks to homeless camps last month.
Homeless people were evicted from the former Sheraton Midtown Hotel, which became a makeshift shelter during recent civil unrest.