Suspect shot by police at airport out of the hospital

Published 10:31 am Monday, April 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — A suspect shot by police at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is in custody on possible charges of aggravated assault following his release from the hospital.

Hennepin County sheriff’s officials say airport police were investigating a report of some suspicious activity in the rental car area in one of the terminals Saturday about 9:30 p.m. Authorities say there has been a rash of rental car thefts at the airport recently.

A sheriff’s spokeswoman says the 36-year-old suspect drove his car drove toward police who opened fire. An officer also suffered minor injuries. Authorities did not explain how the officer was injured.

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Sheriff Rich Stanek says investigators don’t believe the incident has any connection with Homeland Security.