Sheriff: Teen takes out handgun after two others play prank with airsoft guns

STEWARTVILLE, Minn. (ABC 6 News) – The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a teenager they said pointed a handgun at two other people after they reportedly played a prank using airsoft guns.

The sheriff’s office was initially called to a medical call in Stewartville Wednesday just before 5 p.m.

While deputies were making their way to the area the call was upgraded to an assault.

When deputies arrived they found a 14-year-old boy who was having some sort of reaction to marijuana he had used. Deputies provided care until medical units arrived and took him to the hospital.

Deputies spoke with people at the scene and learned that a group of nine teenagers ranging in age from 14 to 17 had been in the home on the 300 block of 23rd St NW hanging out and smoking marijuana.

At one point, two of the teens took out an airsoft handgun and rifle and pointed it at another kid’s feet as a prank.

About five to 10 minutes later deputies said a 17-year-old boy from Rochester took out a handgun and pointed it at the teens who had pulled the prank and asked them "Do you want me to shoot you?"

The deputies were told the 17-year-old was "very high" and they were scared. The two had had previous experiences with the 17-year-old where he had threatened others with a gun.

A total of five squad cars and six deputies were on scene and looked for the 17-year-old but he was not found.

The sheriff’s office said it is referring several charges including two counts of 2nd-degree assault, two counts of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. An additional charge of an ineligible person in possession of a firearm is possible. The teen was already on probation and had an active warrant for a probation violation for possession ammo or a firearm from a previous conviction.

The sheriff’s office believes the 17-year-old is still in the area.