There’s been a shooting in Minnesota this morning, at a health clinic in the city of Buffalo (outside of Minneapolis). Five were said to be wounded and a little while later a bomb went off in the clinic:
Multiple victims reported in incident at the Allina Health clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota. Reports of an active shooter. One witness tells me she also heard multiple bombs go off. Local parents say nearby schools are on lockdown.
? Samantha Sheets pic.twitter.com/JUXnUK0NgA
— Molly Robinson (@Molls_Robinson) February 9, 2021
I don’t believe this is an active shooter situation any longer.
BREAKING: Authorities say gunfire erupts at #MN health clinic, bomb explodes inside, up to five people critically wounded, @StarTribune rpts: https://t.co/mxjh9STVUn
•One person in custody; clinic about 40 miles NW of #Minneapolis, @MPRnews rpts: https://t.co/1M7r6hGnkT
— Mark Albert (@malbertnews) February 9, 2021
STAR TRIBUNE – Gunfire erupted at a health clinic in Wright County late Tuesday morning, and at least five people were reported to be wounded.
The scene is the Allina Health Clinic in Buffalo on Crossroads Campus Drive, according to police, who were called there about 10:55 a.m.
Up to five people are said to be wounded, and a male suspect has been detained, according to emergency dispatch audio.
Three people were taken by ambulance to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, which is equipped to handle the most severe of critical incident injuries, while two were taken to Allina-operated Buffalo Hospital, emergency medical personnel were heard saying on dispatch audio.
About 30 minutes later, a bomb went off in the family medicine and urgent care clinic, the dispatch audio revealed. That explosion forced emergency medical personnel to leave the clinic parking lot and set up farther away, the audio continued.
A spokesman for the full Allina Health system was heading to the scene early Tuesday afternoon to assess the situation and possibly disclose further details.
There also is a “high suspicion” of a bomb threat directed at a Super 8 hotel about a mile south of the clinic, the dispatch audio disclosed, but its relationship to the shooting was not immediately clear.
Authorities have since imposed a flight ban over the area, according to the dispatch audio.
The AP reported on the shooting but didn’t mention anything about a bomb exploding at the same facility.
I’ll update this when I have more…