Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Law enforcement officials and spectators gather on Highway 40 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation on Friday, June 20, 2014, after reports of shots fired on the reservation. Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office and Headwaters SWAT, are assisting Red Lake authorities at the incident scene, according to Beltrami County officials. BEMIDJI PIONEER/Monte Draper

Law enforcement respond to report of shots fired on Red Lake Indian Reservation

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Detroit Lakes, 56501
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

REDBY, Minn. -- Multiple law enforcement agencies including the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office and the Headwaters SWAT team are assisting Red Lake authorities after reports of shots fired on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, but there are no confirmed reports of injuries.

Advertisement
Advertisement

About 6:30 a.m., the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office received a request for mutual aid assistance from the Red Lake Police Department, Chief Deputy Ernie Beitel said in a release.

Red Lake police were called to a disturbance at a residence, there were two calls made, the second call was a 911 call, officials told Forum News Service.

The officers made contact during the second call and as they were leaving, shots were fired. No one was injured. There are suspected to be seven occupants in the residency, three are still inside and presumed to be armed and dangerous as of Friday afternoon.

FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said he did not have any further information early Friday but said he hoped to provide more details later in the day.

"We'll have to see how the current situation plays out," he said. Loven said at about 12:45 p.m. that the law enforcement action was ongoing, and he could not release details about the situation although FBI personnel were assisting. There was no danger to public safety, he said.

The Red Lake Bureau of Indian Affairs officials said Friday morning they had no information on the incident. Red Lake Police would only confirm to Forum News Service earlier this morning that there had been reports of shots fired on the reservation.

Authorities erected a roadblock near the intersection of Reservation Highway 40 and U.S. Highway 1. At 10:30 a.m., more than 30 law enforcement vehicles, including Minnesota State Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicles, were on scene.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement