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Man suspected of firing gun, admits to using firework

On Aug. 17, at approximately 9:22 a.m., the Battle Lake Police Department was called to the intersection of N. Lincoln Ave. and W. Bowman Street for a disturbance. A complainant and a witness reported they believed a subject had discharged a smal...

On Aug. 17, at approximately 9:22 a.m., the Battle Lake Police Department was called to the intersection of N. Lincoln Ave. and W. Bowman Street for a disturbance. A complainant and a witness reported they believed a subject had discharged a small caliber handgun one time while walking on the street after having exchanged some words with a resident in his front yard.

The 29-year-old male suspect was known by the resident and had visibly observed him walk to a house nearby where he lived.

The Battle Lake Police Department with assistance of the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota State Patrol and the minnesota DNR surrounded the house. After using a PA system directed at the house, the suspect, along with another male, exited the house. The subjects were detained and after conducting interviews, the suspect admitted to lighting and throwing a firecracker in the neighborhood. Traffic was rerouted on N. Lake Ave. during the incident for safety reasons.

Charges have been issued to the 29-year-old male for possession and use of fireworks.

Related Topics: MINNESOTA STATE PATROL
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