Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound at casino restaurant

Police were called to a report of a man with a handgun inside the Black Bear Casino.
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A man killed himself at a casino restaurant in northeast Minnesota on Monday.

The Carlton County Sheriff's Office says the tragic incident happened at the Seven Fires Steakhouse inside the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, just off of I-35 west of Duluth.

Police had been called at 2:38 p.m. to a report of a person with a handgun and a shot being fired inside the restaurant.

When they arrived, they found the man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"There were no other injuries and the incident was isolated to the Steakhouse," the sheriff's office said.

The name of the victim has not been released at this stage, but he is a 52-year-old man from Mahtomedi.

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Police have also clarified that there is no link between this incident and the double murder in Cloquet, Carlton County, over the weekend, in which a woman and a toddler were killed, and a man arrested late Sunday.

Anyone dealing with a suicidal crisis or emotional distress can always contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255. The lifeline is available 24/7/365. 

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