Sheriff's Office: 2 Firefighters Assaulted While Responding to Linwood Fire, Man in Custody


A man is in custody after two firefighters were assaulted while responding to a fire in Linwood Wednesday evening, according to a release from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. 

The sheriff's office identified the man as 39-year-old Jon Tuma.

According to the release, firefighters were called to a home on 213th Avenue Northeast on reports of an RV that was on fire.

After the firefighters put out the fire, the sheriff's office said Tuma struck two firefighters with a blunt object. 

The release said after attacking the two firefighters, he ran into a home on the property. The sheriff's office believes he then set the home on fire. 

According to the release, Tuma then climbed onto the roof of the burning home and armed himself with a knife. The sheriff's office said Tuma eventually jumped from the roof. Deputies were able to successfully apprehend him.

He was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.


Ben Rodgers

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