- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

John Elder, a Minnesota city councilman who also works as a public information officer at the local police department, is being hailed as a hero for having the wherewithal to pull his gun on an armed attacker who had stormed the government meeting and opened fire on two officers.

The police officers were wounded; the shooter was shot and killed shortly after by police, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Mr. Elder, a member of New Hope’s Council, heard the gunshots, ducked and found cover on the dais, and shouted to his fellow council members and those in the audience, the New York Daily News reported: “Everybody get down!”

He pulled his gun and took aim, and the chaotic scene was later posted for all to see on YouTube.

The shooting occurred as two new officers were being sworn in for duty.


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