Sheriff: Workers Prevented Shooting in Northwestern Minnesota
NEW YORK MILLS (WJON News) -- The employees at a boat manufacturer in northwestern Minnesota prevented a tragic situation Thursday.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office says at about 7:20 a.m. deputies responded to an active shooter at the Lund Boat Company in New York Mills.
Prior to law enforcement arriving, the employees of the plant had restrained the suspect.
Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons says
There was a round (fired) we understand within the building and potentially a round outside the building. It appeared to be some sort of confrontation between employees ...it didn't appear random.
The 21-year-old suspect is in custody. No one was hurt in the incident.
The lone suspect, a Lund employee, was in a verbal confrontation with another employee when he pulled a small caliber handgun and fired a round at the 31-year-old male victim. The round did not strike the victim.
The suspect chased the victim outside where the victim was able to get away.
Another round was possibly fired while outside.
The suspect was not allowed back into the building due to an employee holding the door restricting access.
KFGO Radio contributed to this story.