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Wadena man involved in AK-47 incident found intoxicated with more guns

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By Steve Schulz

Wadena Pioneer Journal

A Wadena man who already faces terroristic threats and assault with a dangerous weapon charges in Wadena County District Court had another incident involving alcohol and guns on March 3.

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According to a Wadena Police Department incident report, Shawn Patrick McKay, 35, was at a Wadena apartment with another man and was drinking all day. The other man called police when McKay allegedly made statements about wanting to kill someone or hurt himself.

McKay denied making such statements. Police questioned him why he was drinking and asked whether any firearms were in the home, each of which would be a violation of his release by the court. McKay had been charged Feb. 25 with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats, domestic assault, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana for an incident involving an AK-47 assault rifle.

McKay told police he didn't have his glasses on the day he was in court, so he couldn't read the court documents and wasn't aware drinking and having guns in the residence were violations of his release.

He was taken into custody. Five rifles and two shotguns were also confiscated. McKay was held on the violation of the conditions of his release.

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