Man Taken Into Custody After A Polk County Deputy Is Shot
New details have been released about the Polk County Deputy shot earlier Monday morning.
According to the press release, at approximately 10:00 am on Monday August 8th, the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office received information that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) helicopter was fired on while doing a fly over in rural Clearwater County where a suspected drug activity may have been occurring.
During the fly over of the area at least two rounds from a high powered rifle were fired at the helicopter striking the aircraft twice. One of the rounds exploded the glass of the aircraft window next to the Polk County Deputy acting as an observer, causing injury. The aircraft had to do an emergency landing at the Fosston, MN Airport.
A Polk County deputy was then transported to Essential Hospital located in Fosston, MN. He has since then been released.
Clearwater County deputies responded to the area, finding a suspect hiding in the woods. Carstie Lee Clausen of rural Clearbrook, MN was taken into custody.
Local, state, and federal authorities are investigating the incident.