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NU man faces charges after gun incident

NICOLLET COUNTY — A 35-year-old New Ulm man faces three charges after allegedly firing a gun into the air in Lafayette June 5.

Simon L. Lindberg of New Ulm was charged with felony second-degree assault, threats of violence, and reckless discharge of a gun in Nicollet County Court Monday.

A Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office deputy said he heard gunshots after calling for Lindberg at a Lafayette residence. Lindberg was later found outside the residence and allegedly admitted he fired shots into the air.

A witness told authorities Lindberg pointed a gun at him several times during an argument, held a gun to his own head and threatened the witness and himself. Lindberg was transported to New Ulm Medical Center for evaluation.

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