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Man arrested after firing multiple shots at authorities; deputies never shot back

Despite being shot at multiple times, deputies used less lethal force.
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No one was injured in an incident that saw a person fire multiple shots at deputies in northern Minnesota. 

The incident was first reported to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, when a family member reported that a 28-year-old man in the 17000 block of Hwy. 89 NW was "displaying erratic behavior and was armed with a pistol." During the 911 call, the person with the gun "began to discharged the weapon in and around the home." 

Deputies on their way to the scene spotted the man walking on Hwy. 89 near the home, and as they approached the subject he fired a shot at them. 

More deputies arrived at the scene and set up a perimeter, then attempted to negotiate with the person. However, the sheriff's office said the "subject would charged at their positions with the gun raised and would fire the gun in their direction." The man then walked back toward the residence while randomly shooting the gun. 

He then confronted two deputies on the highway, at which point a deputy tased him and and arrested him without further incident. 

The sheriff's office said the 28-year-old was identified as a person of interest from an earlier burglary in the Wilton area, where he allegedly stole a loaded handgun and ammunition, while also making threats toward law enforcement during the burglary. 

Note: Details included in this story is from law enforcement and may be subject to change are more information is released. 

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