Mahtomedi man kills himself in Carlton casino restaurant, authorities say

Tuesday 10th March 2020

CARLTON, Minn. -- A portion of the gaming floor at Black Bear Casino in Carlton was shut down Monday after a man took his own life in one of the casino's restaurants.

Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake said no one else was injured when the death occurred Monday afternoon at the Seven Fires Steakhouse. The victim died of a gunshot wound from a handgun, she said in a news release. Lake said the man was 52 and from Mahtomedi. No one else was injured and the public was not in danger, Lake said.

Terry Savage, executive director of Fond du Lac Tribal Enterprises, didn't want to say specifically where the death occurred, but confirmed that it was in a public place.

A small portion of the gaming floor and adjacent areas were sealed from the public while police investigated, Savage said.

The incident took place after a weekend in which a 27-year-old woman and her 18-month-old son were killed on the Fond du Lac Reservation southwest of Duluth. A man has been arrested in connection with the double homicide.

Lake said there was no connection between the two incidents.

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