Skip to main content

A woman was arrested in Albert Lea after a bullet was fired into a hotel room.

The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office says it was called to the Motel 6 at 2019 Main Street East at 8:50 a.m. Friday on a report of shots fired.

The caller said a woman had fired a bullet into his hotel room door and fled the scene.

The suspect was found within minutes of the call a short distance from the motel.

She was arrested, with police finding a gun.

The suspect is a 31-year-old woman from Mason City, Iowa. Charges are currently pending further investigation.

Police say there is no ongoing risk to public safety.

Next Up

mpd aldi incident screengrab

Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

US Sec Defense Flickr - Joe Bide Nov 11 2021

Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

Willow River DOC

MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.

covid

3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

hospital, emergency room

Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

shot clock

MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

Redmons Popcorn Colbert screengrab

Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

covid, vaccine

Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot

The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.

Related

Screen Shot 2019-03-29 at 7.39.22 AM

Man arrested for murder after woman dies in duplex fire

The 23 year old is being held on suspicion of arson and murder.

Screen Shot 2020-04-14 at 8.07.37 AM

Woman dies in possible bathtub drowning at Minnesota hotel

The Wisconsin woman in her 50s died at a Twin Cities hospital.

police lights

Man, 21, in custody after Albert Lea police officer shot in the chest

The officer was able to drive to an emergency room.

Screen Shot 2021-07-24 at 8.59.23 AM

Police arrest suspect after killing at Burnsville hotel

The shooting occurred Friday night near Aldrich Avenue and Burnsville Parkway.

Screen Shot 2021-05-16 at 7.54.26 AM

Train derails while passing by lake in Albert Lea

The Union Pacific train derailed Saturday afternoon.