Man in Custody on Felony Assault Charge
On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Second Avenue South for a report of a disturbance involving a weapon. Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect, Brandon Loock, attempted to gain access into a residence of a known person to them. When access was denied, a handgun was displayed. Officers also were shown video of the suspect ringing the victim's doorbell earlier in the evening while holding a large knife.
The suspect was not on the scene when officers arrived. The male was later located in a residence in Hawley, MN. Due to the high risk of harm based on the type of crime, on Wednesday, November 1, the Red River SWAT Team was utilized to take custody of the male without incident. Loock was transported to the Clay County Correctional Facility.
The Moorhead Police Department was assisted with the case by the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the Hawley Police Department, the Metro Street Crimes Unit, and the Red River SWAT Team.
Captain Deric Swenson, 218.299.5186