Sheriff: Man rams vehicle, fires shots outside home after being served order for protection

A man served with an order of protection Monday evening drove to a central Minnesota home minutes later to confront the petitioner while armed with a rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest, authorities say.

The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy served the 36-year-old the order of protection around 6:20 p.m., at the man’s home in North Branch. Jail records indicate the order was related to domestic abuse.

Just before 7 p.m., the woman who petitioned for the protection order called 911, saying the man had called her and explained he was coming to see her at a property south of North Branch. The woman said she was worried for her safety, according to the sheriff’s office.