On Thursday, an altercation between two employees at a boat factory in Minnesota ended in gunfire from a 21-year-old man.
The target of the attack, a 31-year-old colleague of the shooter, was not hit and managed to stay unscathed. The perpetrator tried to run away, but was apprehended by other employees of the factory and held back.
Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons of Otter Tail County expressed his appreciation for the swift actions of the staff for averting any potentially severe harm.
Sherriff Fitzgibbons stated, “If it wasn’t for the quick actions of the staff here, it could have been a much different outcome.” He continued to describe the police response to the shooting, saying, “They intervened, they acted quickly and as a result we didn’t have any additional people shot at or injured. They did a fantastic job.”
The individual responsible for the shooting is currently detained, and the business has put additional security safeguards in place for when operations resume on Monday. A minor injury was reported, but it is uncertain if it is associated with the event.
The Lund Boat Company expressed their appreciation towards their workers and emphasized the importance of their staff’s and the public’s well-being. They made it clear that their top priority is the safety and security of their personnel and the people in the area.