Authorities Searching For Armed Man In East Bethel

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(credit: CBS)

EAST BETHEL (WCCO) — A 34-year-old man beat up his father, took his gun and is currently being pursued by authorities Thursday night, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department.

Sgt. Brent Erickson says police received a call at 2 p.m. regarding a domestic assault in East Bethel. According to Erickson, the 81-year-old residence’s son came into the home, got into a fight with his father, severely beat him and then fled the house.

Authorities searched a large area for the armed man, but he is believed to have fled the area.

The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

Police say the man is not a threat to the community.

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