Multiple people injured in shooting at Minnesota clinic; 1 person in custody, police say

Multiple people injured in shooting at Minnesota clinic; 1 person in custody, police say


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Authorities say multiple people were injured and one person was in custody Tuesday after a shooting at a health clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota.

The shooting happened late Tuesday morning at the Allina Health clinic in the city about 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis, Kelly Prestidge, an office manager for the Buffalo Police Department, told The Associated Press. She said there were multiple victims.

Prestidge said one person was taken into custody but that she didn’t know if it was the shooter. She said she didn’t have further information on the attack, including how many people were shot or if anyone was killed.

Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke told TV station KSTP that the shooting happened inside the Allina Clinic Crossroads campus. He said the situation was contained as of 11:42 a.m. and that there was no further threat to the public’s safety.

The Midwest Medical Examiners Office, which handles cases in Wright County, had no comment on whether it had sent anyone to the scene.

FBI spokesman Kevin Smith told the Associated Press that the agency’s bomb technicians were on their way to the scene, but he could not confirm media reports about a possible bomb or explosion at the clinic.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension special agents and crime scene personnel were headed to the scene to assist police in the investigation, Minnesota Department of Public Safety spokesperson Bruce Gordon told USA TODAY.

Spokespeople for Wright County and Allina Clinic did not immediately provide USA TODAY with additional details.

Allina Health, a nonprofit health system based in Minneapolis, owns or operates 12 hospitals and more than 90 clinics in Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to the company’s website.

This story is breaking. Please check back for additional details.

Contributing: The Associated Press



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