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BCA investigating after officer shoots at fleeing driver in northwest Minnesota

No one was injured.

A routine traffic stop evolved into a police chase and a shot fired in northwest Minnesota early Wednesday morning. 

The Clay County Sheriff's Office reports that the pursuit began after a the Glyndon Police Department tried to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation at 1:24 a.m. During the attempt, the driver of the vehicle refused to stop, prompting the officer to give pursuit. 

"During the pursuit, the officer discharged his firearm at the vehicle," a release from Sheriff Mark Empting said. "No one was injured in the incident and we are actively investigating this."

No information about why the officer fired a shot has been provided, and all future information will be released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the officer-involved shooting. 

According to the City of Glyndon website, the police department includes a chief, three full-time officers and two part-time officers. The city has a population of just over 1,300 residents and is located 10 miles east of Fargo. 

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