MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO / AP) – One man is in custody and several were injured one Tuesday morning after a shooting at the Allina Medical Clinic in Buffalo.
The Buffalo police said the shooting was reported shortly before 11 a.m. on 755 Crossroads Campus Drive. At 11:30 a.m., an Allina representative confirmed that there was an active shooter at the Buffalo Clinic.
The nearby photo shows a Life Link helicopter on site.
North Memorial Health spokesman Abigail Greenheck said several victims had been brought to her hospital in Robbinsdale. He didn’t say how many states or what state they are in.
The Associated Press confirmed with police that one person had been detained and that several victims had been shot during the incident.
Early Tuesday afternoon, WCCO staff spoke to Doug Selle, the owner of a business near the clinic.
“Things were sorted out a bit here in Buffalo from the point they were 45 minutes ago,” Selle said. “I look right in front of the clinic in Allina and see plenty of flashing lights, ambulances, fire trucks and probably 20 sheriff’s vehicles in front of the building.”
The ATF St. Paul Field Division has announced it is on its way to the site.
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In addition, Minneapolis Police and Minnesota BCA are sending resources to the scene.
Nearly two hours after the attack, TV helicopter news showed no activity at the clinic, but at least three broken glass panes were visible on the outside of the clinic.
A spokesman for the State Department of Public Health said he did not immediately know if the clinic had administered the COVID-19 vaccines. An Allina spokesman forwarded all questions to Buffalo Police and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
U.S. Republican Tom Emmer, who represents Buffalo in Minnesota’s 6th district, tweeted to pray for clinic staff and patients.
“We are in touch with Allina’s team and we hope that this terrible situation will be resolved quickly and peacefully,” Emmer said.
Representative Dean Phillips wrote on Twitter: “Terrible reports of shootings and bombs at the Allina Clinic in Buffalo. Targeting those who dedicate their lives to saving others is as heartbreaking as scary. Pray for the injured, their families and our community. “
The Minnesota DFL party also issued a statement via Twitter calling the incident an attack on health care providers.
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