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Police Shoot Suspicious Person At MSP Airport

A Minneapolis police officer at the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) airport shot a suspect in the Hertz rental car area around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, an airport spokesman reported.

Airport police received a call about two suspicious people in the Hertz rental car area of the MSP airport, on Level 2 of the parking ramp at Terminal 1, spokesperson Patrick Hogan said.

The suspicious individuals were uncooperative when the police officer approached them, resulting in one of them being shot and transported to a local hospital. Hogan did not have details about what led up to the shooting, the Star Tribune reported.

The Hennepin County crime lab is assisting with the investigation, which is ongoing at this time.

Police have blocked off the Hertz rental car area on the second level of the parking ramp of the Lindbergh Terminal while they investigate the crime scene.

This marks the second day of controversy at the MSP airport. On Friday Sun County Airlines pilots demanded higher wages by picketing outside the airport. The union claims they are the lowest paid Boeing 737 pilots compared to other sizeable airlines.

However the union has not disclosed how much they are paid. The pilots have voted to unanimously authorize a strike if necessary.

Sun County Airlines issued the following statement Friday: Sun Country Airlines has successfully negotiated mutually agreeable contracts with two of its three represented labor groups. The pilots represented by the Air Line Pilot Association (ALPA) continue discussions regarding the current amendable contract. Throughout this process, the pilots receive annual pay increases on the magnitude of 3% to 8% and fixed rate increases when they top the 12 year pay scale. The pilots continue to receive company contributions to their 401K and irrespective of this negotiation process, the company granted to all Sun Country Employees, including the pilots, a 4% match to their 401K plans earlier this year.”

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