Schools across the country have experienced false calls regarding active shooters in recent weeks, prompting law enforcement to investigate the matter. In Minnesota, 15 schools, from Rochester to Cloquet received hoax calls this week.
The Emergency Response Unit in Olmsted County, Minnesota, responded to a standoff Aug. 20. The man, Michael Molitor, 37, of Pine Island, fired several shots at law enforcement. Molitor, an Army veteran with a 2006 deployment in Iraq, is asking the court to let him go to a veteran focused treatment center in Texas.
James Opiyo Okwoyo, 59, was driving east across Broadway Ave. at 2:39 p.m. when another vehicle, traveling northbound and approaching 17th Street Southeast, T-boned Okwoyo's vehicle, according to an incident report from the Rochester Police Department. Okwoyo's vehicle went through a fence and off a 20-foot retaining wall as a result.