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Glyndon police officer shoots at car during chase in rural Clay County

Authorities investigating after incident in rural Clay County
Law enforcement conducting an investigation in an area of rural Clay County that is northwest of Dilworth and northeast of Glyndon on July 22, 2020.

DILWORTH, Minn. — Minnesota investigators are looking into a police chase in rural Clay County that involved a Glyndon police officer firing his or her weapon early Wednesday morning, July 22.

No one was injured during the pursuit that started before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from the Clay County Sheriff's Office. A Glyndon police officer tried to stop a vehicle for an equipment evaluation, but the driver kept driving, the release said.

The Red River Regional Dispatch Center confirmed it received a traffic stop call around that time regarding a vehicle with a burnt-out headlight on 90th Street South and U.S. Highway 10.

The police officer shot at the fleeing car, the release said. Authorities have released few details on why the officer fired his or her weapon.

The sheriff's office also did not release the name of the person taken into custody.


The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the officer-involved shooting. More information is expected to be released once initial interviews are completed, spokeswoman Jill Oliveira said in an email to The Forum.

Charges connected to the incident had not been filed as of Wednesday afternoon.

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