At around 9:30 pm tonight, Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport police officers shot a suspect in the parking ramp. The injured person was then taken to the hospital.
Police officers responded to a call about two suspicious people in a Hertz rental car on the second level of the parking ramp of the Lindbergh Terminal. The rental car area of the airport has been blocked following the incident as the scene is being investigated.
Airport spokesperson Patrick Hogan told the Star Tribune that they did not have any details as to what led to the shooting, but it is known that the suspects were uncooperative when the police approached them. In the ensuing incident, one of the suspects was shot. The injured suspect’s condition is unknown, and their names and identities have not been released yet.
This was the second day of the picketing outside the Minneapolis airport by Sun County Airlines pilots. They were demanding higher wages, and claimed that among the other sizeable airlines, they were the lowest paid Boeing 737 pilots. It is unknown if the two incidents are related. The Hennepin County Crime Lab is assisting the airport police in the investigation.
By Anugya Chitransh
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