Authorities Searching For Armed Man In East Bethel

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.

  • thumbody

    An angry armed man on the run is not a threat to the community! Please tell me what is?

  • one way or the other

    he not dangerous to the community because he is most like to suicide, or be kill by the police officer or the police is lying about the whole situation!!!!!!!!

  • jimbob

    They are not i live by in that city.Thier were a few helicopters lots of police and swat.

  • crazyfamily

    81 and his kid is 34 wow, bet he wished he didnt have that accident child

  • userdude

    “The 81-year-old residence’s son”? So the 81 year-old building has a kid?

  • d

    really wow…your not the smartest bulb huh

    • Paul Solinger

      It should have been “resident’s”, not “residence’s” However, I’m not usually one to nitpick, especially on such a serious story.

    • Yosemite Sam

      If you’re going to try to insult someone’s intelligence, you should be sure make sure that you don’t look like an idiot yourself. First off, you don’t know the difference between the word “resident” and “residence.” Second, all of your punctuation is either non-existent or improper. Lastly, “your” is the possessive form of the word; the word you should have used is “you’re.” Educate yourself, fool.

      • mayhem


      • Yosemite "to" Sam

        Mr. Sam, look at your first sentenance. After the word “sure”. Are you forgetting something????…..i’m guessing the word “to”. Not positive, I’m another idiot that you were refering too!

        • Josh

          Ha! When you get all nit-picky, Mr Sam, your post had better be immaculate!

        • tiredandretired

          …to! LOL! Let’s face it, we’re all human and therefore, imperfect. That includes me.

          • Yosemite Sam

            I apologize for my slight typographical error. However, if you look at the structure, grammar, and content of the comment, you will see that it is, in fact, immaculate. For the record, “be sure” was meant to be exempt from the comment. Why would I say “be sure to make sure?” That is redundant and overly wordy.

            • Ginger Shepla

              I don’t know, you wrote it….you tell us!

  • Bruce Erickson

    How can they say he is not a threat?

    • Ben

      He probably doesn’t have a record of random violence -just anger issues with people he knows.

  • Debs

    He isn’t a threat to the community, but they had SWAT, helicopters, and hundreds of police blocking off areas of the road and police dogs in search of him???
    He suddenly isn’t a ‘threat’ because they couldn’t find him!! I live just blocks from the incident and it sure was alot of activity for someone who is NOT a threat!!

    • squad176

      First of all, there weren’t “hundreds” of officers looking for him. Secondly, he isn’t considered a threat to the community because his act of violence was directed at one specific family member. Domestic crimes such as this do not result in violence to the general public.

  • Joe Joe Potato

    WOW must have been a slow day for the coppers to have that many cars amd aircraft looking for him. I don’t know why they didn’t look for him at Hunters Inn ’cause I bought him a beer whyle waiting for things to cool down.

  • Betty Vandenheuvel

    You all are too much.. Jo Jo, I think he was picked up in a 2009 Sliver Chrysler 300


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