Police: Driver opened fire at other motorist, arrested for attempted murder

The driver is being held on attempted murder charges.
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A driver has been arrested for probable caused attempted murder after he allegedly opened fire at another motorist in a seemingly random attack.

The incident unfolded just after 5 a.m. Monday on Townline Road, rural Makinen, in Minnesota's Iron Range.

A motorist reported to police that they had been shot at by another driver as they traveled along the road. The victim wasn't hit by any of the bullets and was uninjured, but police are investigating it as an attempted homicide.

They found the suspect using the vehicle description given by the victim, and took the suspect into custody without any resistance.

The 25-year-old man is being held on attempted homicide charges.

"It is believed at this time the victim and suspect did not know each other and this was a random act of violence," the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said.

A further update on the incident is expected to be provided later on Tuesday.

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