Man Convicted Of Attempted Murder Flees Minneapolis Courthouse

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Minneapolis man escaped a Hennepin County courthouse Thursday after he was convicted of attempted murder.

Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of fugitive Michael David Henderson, 25.

Police say he “bolted” from the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis as his verdict was being read at 3:15 pm Thursday. He allegedly “scuffled” with three deputies, none of whom pulled their firearms. One deputy suffered minor injuries, KARE 11 reported.

Henderson was wearing a maroon T-shirt, dark dress pants and black dress shoes, according to a statement from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 154 pounds, Pioneer Press reported.

Authorities have searched the metro area. They say Henderson should be considered dangerous and urge residents to call 911 immediately if he is spotted.

Henderson was convicted of second-degree attempted murder after the March 25 robbery of a Sam’s Club in Bloomington. He drew a handgun on a clerk at the store, who said he heard the firearm click though it didn’t fire.

Sources: KARE 11, MPR News, Pioneer Press

Image credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office