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Suspect in Spicer firearm incident arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

A suspect was sought after Kandiyohi County Sheriff's officers responded to a report of a woman being physically assaulted in an incident in which a firearm was discharged in Spicer at 4 a.m. Sunday.

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SPICER — A suspect is in custody for an assault and firearm incident in Spicer after being arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at 9:30 p.m. Monday.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday that a 31-year-old Champlin man was taken into custody at the airport. He is in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting formal charges expected to include criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and reckless discharge of a firearm.

His arrest follows an incident reported at 4 a.m. Sunday in the area of the 100 block of Lake Avenue North in Spicer. Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s officers responded to an incident in which a 31-year-old woman said she had been physically assaulted by an adult male and during the course of the assault the suspect discharged a firearm, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

An investigation by sheriff’s deputies identified the suspect.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Willmar Police Department, Champlin Police Department, Golden Valley Police Department and the MSP Airport Police Department.

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