Gov’t Buildings Locked Down After Report Of Shots Fired

WINONA, Minn. (WCCO) – All government buildings in Winona were put on lockdown Wednesday morning after a report of shots fired at the Minnesota Department of Corrections Office, authorities said.

The call came in at about 10:46 a.m. When authorities arrived, they found out that a suspect had thrown several rocks through windows and that it was mistaken for gun fire. Authorities said nobody witnessed a suspect with a gun.

Officers located the suspect, 36-year-old Brian Carl Girtier of Winona, and arrested him without incident. No weapon was found on him and nobody was injured as a result of rocks being thrown through the windows.

Girtier is currently being held in the Winona County Jail, and his criminal charges could include first-degree burglary, terroristic threats, felony harassment, criminal damage to property, fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

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  1. HUH!? says:

    Lots of charges for some rocks through some windows….

    1. em0886 says:

      It’s a government building…and beings that it was the Department of Corrections building I am sure that they thought it was a client upset or something….he won’t actually get convicted of all of those charges but that is what he could face. And you said it yourself they are charges…not convictions.

  2. Al Batmouth Franken says:

    Another liberal hard at work.

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