Multiple people shot at Minnesota health care clinic; suspect in custody

February 9, 2021

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say multiple people were shot at a Minnesota health clinic and a suspect was taken into custody afterward.

Kelly Prestidge, an office manager for the Buffalo Police Department, says the shooting happened Tuesday at an Allina clinic in Buffalo, about 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis, and that one person was taken into custody.

She says she doesn’t know how many people were shot or if anyone was killed. There are media reports that five people were critically injured. 

Police Chief Pat Budke says the situation was contained and there is no further threat.

Gov. Tim Walz says improvised explosive devices were part of the attack, but he didn’t say whether any were detonated.

Hours after the attack, law enforcement cordoned off a neighborhood about a mile from the clinic.