Masked Man Threatens Children With Gun in Rochester, MNRochester police don't know why a masked man threatened a group of children with a gun in a school yard.
By: Associated Press,
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Rochester police don't know why a masked man threatened a group of children with a gun in a school yard.
It happened early Wednesday while the children were playing outside Gage Elementary School.
The man ran away as police arrived. Officers later found a paintball gun and a mask near the school.
A possible suspect was found a few blocks away. He was interviewed and released for lack of evidence.
The children were playing behind the school when they spotted a masked man watching them. They ran when he approached carrying a gun.
The Post-Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/pgR6pL) three of the children were let inside a nearby home to call police. But two others were caught by the man, who pointed a gun at them and told them to sit down.