A security guard in St. Cloud Hospital was shot and wounded early Sunday, and the gunman was arrested.
Police Chief William Anderson, who was leaving the scene a few hours after the shooting about 5:15 a.m., referred news media inquiries to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for official confirmation.
There is no word on the condition of the guard, who also reportedly is a sheriff’s deputy in a county that has not been disclosed.
Law enforcement scanner conversation of the unfolding predawn scene was captured by the MN Police Clips website.
“We do have an officer down in South 527,” came the word from the hospital to dispatch. “We have deputy that is shot … the shooter is in handcuffs.”
Dispatch described the shooter as “an inmate ... and the inmate is now in custody.”
An officer on the scene said the “guy got gun away from deputy, shot deputy” and the suspect went into cardiac arrest. There was no immediate word on his condition.
The weapon was recovered, the officer added.
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