Fosston deputy injured in helicopter shooting

A deputy in Polk County recently suffered injuries after someone fired shots at the helicopter he was riding in while surveying an area, an article of Post Bulletin reported on August 9.

According to reports, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter was hovering over an area on August 8 where authorities believe that drug activity was taking place. The helicopter’s window was then damaged after someone shot at it with a firearm. A deputy in the chopper, whose name was not released, was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were caused by the fired shots or from the chopper’s glass window. Responding authorities from Clearwater arrested a 71-year-old suspect from a cabin in the woods where they believe the two shots came from. The helicopter’s pilot was not harmed in the shooting incident.

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