A man has been arrested after he allegedly shot a woman believed to be his ex-wife at her workplace in North St. Paul on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Authorities said the suspect fled in a vehicle before police arrived. The woman was taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and is in stable condition, said North St. Paul police Capt. Dustin Nikituk.
At 2:21 p.m., North St. Paul police responded to the Anchor Mold and Tool Co. on the 2200 block of 2nd Street regarding a workplace shooting, police said in a Facebook post.
When officers arrived, a woman was found with multiple gunshot wounds.
“This appears to be an isolated domestic situation where the ex-husband went to the ex-wife’s place of employment to harm her,” police said.
Authorities said the armed suspect was driving a black Chevrolet Silverado.
A park ranger spotted the vehicle parked near Bunker Beach Water Park in Coon Rapids, police said, and officers from Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and Coon Rapids police arrived. During a standoff lasting 35 minutes, several shots were fired inside the suspect’s car, and the suspect aimed his gun at police.
Police fired no shots, said Anoka County Sheriff spokesman Paul Sommer.
At one point, the suspect moved his car, hitting a detective’s unmarked car. That detective suffered only minor injuries. The suspect was taken into custody. He had a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his face, and was taken to a hospital, Sommer said. His condition is unknown.