Teen arrested after threatening support group home employees

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – An teenager drew deputies to a group home in rural Olmsted County after he made several threats to the home’s employees Thursday evening.

A 15-year-old allegedly refused to take part in recreational time at the Von Wald Group Home, a home made to support teens facing difficulties in life.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said the teen began to threaten a male and female worker, both 23-years-old, by throwing butter knives at them.

Eventually, the scene became a hand fight.

The teen reportedly punched the male worker several times before they got him on the ground.

A deputy then arrived to the scene and was also punched by the teen while trying to help.

According to officials, the 15-year-old bit the arm of the female worker and bit harder when asked to stop.

Officials said the deputy used recommended protocol and pulled the teen’s hair back to control him.

More deputies arrived on scene and the teen was taken into custody.

He was sent to juvenile detention after getting cleared at the hospital.

The teen faces up to three counts of felony assault, including assaulting a peace officer along with a number of others.

KTTC Staff

KTTC Staff

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