ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Minnesota authorities have arrested a man accused of ambushing an Albert Lea police officer and wounding at least two other people early Sunday morning, leading to a nearly nine-hour standoff.
The incident began as a noise complaint with reported fireworks or gunshots at the Shady Oaks apartment complex at around 2:18 a.m., KSTP reported.
Devin Matthew Wiland, 21 – who reportedly opened fire on a responding officer, striking the officer once in the chest and his vehicle twice – has since been arrested, the TV station reported.
The unidentified 30-year-old officer was able to scurry to safety, assess his injuries and drive himself to the emergency room at Mayo Clinic Health System, where he was treated and released, the Albert Lea Tribune reported.
Meanwhile, a 52-year-old man was injured and flown by helicopter to Rochester from the Mayo Clinic Health System, and a 38-year-old man was transported to an area hospital, the newspaper reported.
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