Gunfire was reported at a health clinic in Buffalo, Minn., Tuesday. Local media outlets say “multiple people” have been wounded in violence that centered on an Allina Health Clinic.
Confirming what it called “an active shooter incident,” the Wright County Sheriff’s Office said, “A suspect believed to be the shooter has been taken into custody.”
“Police scanner in newsroom saying multiple people” were shot at 755 Crossroads Campus Dr., the Wright County Journal Press & Drummer reported via Facebook, noting that the address corresponds to an Allina Health Clinic. The paper urged people in the area to stay safe.
A male suspect is in custody, the Star Tribune reports, citing communications on emergency radio channels. The newspaper also says that around 30 minutes after the initial outburst of gunshots, a dispatcher announced, “We just had a bomb go off in the clinic.”
Reports of the apparent explosion forced emergency responders to scatter before gathering in a nearby parking lot, the newspaper says.
According to the AP, FBI spokesman Kevin Smith said the agency’s bomb technicians were on their way to the scene, and a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said members of its enforcement group were headed to the scene.
This is a developing story. Some facts reported by the media may later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. We will update as the situation develops.