A shooting on Minnesota 65 in Fridley left one person seriously injured and snarled traffic during rush hour on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 14, police say.
Officers were dispatched about 4:20 p.m. to the scene of a crash at Minnesota 65 and Medtronic Parkway, according to a news release issued by the Fridley Police Department. Multiple 911 callers reported that a man involved in the crash was armed with a knife and was attempting to assault another driver.
While officers were en route, a motorist who was not involved in the crash stopped his car to intervene, the news release said. This man was armed with a handgun and shot the knife-wielding man several times, according to the news release.
The wounded man was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries; the man who shot him remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, the news release said.
A second person, who was injured in the crash, was also transported to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The incident closed Minnesota 65 to traffic between Interstate 694 and Moore Lake Drive for about five hours.
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