Updated: June 13, 2021 08:48 AM
Created: June 12, 2021 09:10 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- UPDATE: Rushford Police Chief Adam Eide says the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer-involved shooting after an officer fired his weapon during an incident Saturday evening.
Police say the officer was investigating a reported violation of a Harassment/Restraining Order in Rushford around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Investigators say that during the incident the officer fired his weapon. They also say no one was hurt or struck by gunfire.
The incident took place on Highway 30 near the Rushford Municipal Airport. One of the residents in the area said he heard the gunshots and saw how the officers de-escalated the situation, "They were, they seem to be you know, trying to get things under control as peaceful as possible. I can't say enough nice things about the officers from what we saw," Don Rislov, Jr. shares.
Police say a suspect is in custody and is being evaluated. There is no threat to the public.
Members of law enforcement have been camping out on Highway 30 near the Rushford Municipal Airport for hours.
Fillmore County Sheriff's deputies are seen on the site. A burned down vehicle is also in the middle of the highway.
Don Rislov, Jr. lives across from where the incident occurred. Rislov says he was working in his yard when heard a Rushford Police officer trying to de-escalate a possible suspect. A few minutes later, he says, the suspect started the car on fire.
Rislov says he think he heard two gunshots, but was scared to move back inside his home after he heard them. He says he’s unaware of who fired the shots and was scared of where the bullets would hit. Rislov says the incident lasted at least two hours. He also adds that he noted the professionalism of the officers and that he is thankful they are keeping this incident peaceful, "They were, they seem to be you know, trying to get things under control as peaceful as possible. I can't say enough nice things about the officers from what we saw," Rislov shares.
An ABC 6 News reporter is on the scene. Tune in tonight at ABC 6 News at 10:00 p.m. as we bring you more information about this incident.
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