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A search of the car targeted by an anonymous 9-1-1 weapons call turned up nothing but more questions about the caller. The stop happened two and a half miles north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59 Thursday morning.

Mysterious 911 call has law enforcement calling all units

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A tense scene for area police Thursday morning has likely turned out to be not much more than a mysterious phone call, according to Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon.


Gordon says police received a 9-1-1 call at about 7:40 a.m. from the Waubun area.

"The caller stated that there were two individuals waving a gun around, and that they were possibly going to be committing a robbery. We got word they were headed south from Waubun on Highway 59 towards Detroit Lakes."

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