Workplace shooting at West Fraser's Florida sawmill

PERRY, Fla. - A shooting took place at West Fraser's sawmill in Perry, Florida last Monday morning. No one was harmed.

A gunman reportedly entered the mill with a rifle and pistol. Police say he fired multiple shots near the maintenance area before leaving. No one was hit. 

Police then found the suspect - identified as 37-year-old Alan Lawless - driving on a highway near the mill. Lawless is an employee at the plant.

Lawless was arrested for attempted murder and other charges. 

We will update this story as more information is revealed.


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