Officer almost hit by gunfire

Published 9:50 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017

GLYDON — Authorities are investigating gunfire that narrowly missed a police officer during a traffic stop in a western Minnesota community.

It happened about 10:30 p.m. Monday on Highway 10 west of Glyndon in Clay County. The Glyndon officer pulled a car over during a routine traffic stop and had gotten out to talk to the driver when the shot rang out.

Chief Mike Cline said one gunshot was fired from an area northeast of the traffic stop.

Email newsletter signup

Cline said police don’t know if someone was aiming at the officer or if someone was poaching a deer. No one was injured.

Cline said officers from several agencies used a police dog and a thermal imaging device to hunt for the person who fired the shot.