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Fargo woman arrested after gun incident at Moorhead restaurant

Jennifer Joan Thomas

MOORHEAD—A 47-year-old Fargo woman was arrested after police officers were called to Buffalo Wild Wings on a report of a person with a gun Sunday night, Sept. 9.

At about 7:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to the restaurant at 2201 2nd Ave. N. on a report of a woman inside the bar area making suicidal comments while armed with a handgun. According to police reports, the suspect told staff to evacuate the building. The restaurant's management attempted to evacuate all staff and customers prior to the officers' arrival.

The first officer on scene learned the suspect was still inside bar, armed with a gun, and was "cornering" staff. Officers entered and took the suspect into custody without incident. A facsimile firearm was recovered.

The suspect was identified as Jennifer Joan Thomas. She is being held at the Clay County Jail on the following charges: threats of violence, disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault of a police officer and possession of a facsimile firearm.

Additional charges are possible.

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