Multiple people shot at Minnesota health clinic

Someone was taken into custody Tuesday following a shooting at a Minnesota clinic in which multiple people were shot, police said. The shooting happened Tuesday at the Allina clinic in Buffalo, a city of about 15,000 people roughly 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis, Kelly Prestidge, an office manager for the Buffalo Police Department, told The Associated Press. 

Prestidge said one person was taken into custody, but that she didn’t know if it was the shooter. She also 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. A 911 caller told dispatchers around 10:55 a.m. that someone was shooting inside the clinic, reports CBS station WCCO-TV. The station reports at least five people were injured in the shooting. Helicopter footage shows shattered windows on the front of the building. 

Budke said the situation was contained as of 11:42 a.m. and that there was no further threat to the public’s safety.

North Memorial Health spokeswoman Abigail Greenheck said multiple victims were brought to its hospital in Robbinsdale. She did not say how many or what condition they were in. Allina Health spokesman Timothy Burke declined to say if any victims were brought to its Buffalo hospital.

FBI spokesman Kevin Smith said the agency’s bomb technicians were on their way to the scene, but he couldn’t confirm media reports about a possible bomb or explosion at the clinic.

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

A spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said members of its enforcement group were headed to the scene. Special agents and crime scene personnel with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension were also en route, the agency tweeted.

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