Suspect in Minnesota Healthcare Clinic Capturing ‘Recognized to Police’ Since 2003


Gregory Paul Ulrich, a 67-year-old Buffalo, Minn., resident, was arrested Tuesday morning by police after turning himself in on the Allina Well being Clinic the place he had opened fireplace in a focused assault that killed one individual and injured 4, reports the Washington Post. Authorities described Ulrich as somebody who had a protracted historical past of “battle” and run-ins with police courting to 2003. Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke stated prior contacts with Ulrich steered he had been sad together with his well being care. Ulrich’s brother Richard stated that he had labored in building and have become hooked on opioids a couple of years in the past after he had again surgical procedure for an previous damage he had suffered on the job. Ulrich had reportedly been accused of threatening medical employees, together with on the clinic in Buffalo the place employees had filed a restraining order in opposition to Ulrich barring him from the property — which he was accused of violating in November 2018.

The case was later dismissed by a choose, who stated Ulrich was mentally unfit to face trial. Ulrich was discovered face down together with his arms up within the entrance foyer of the constructing, the place he willingly surrendered to officers. He alerted them to at the very least 4 home made explosive gadgets — together with one in a suitcase positioned close to the clinic’s entrance desk — nevertheless it was not instantly clear if any exploded. In 2004, in line with courtroom data, Ulrich was convicted of driving whereas intoxicated. He was once more charged with driving whereas intoxicated in 2005 and 2006. In 2008 he was charged with violating an open bottle legislation. In 2014, data present he was charged with possessing a small quantity of marijuana. Ulrich is anticipated to make a courtroom look Thursday.