NEW INFORMATION: Man who killed Mpls. workers warned for tardiness

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Minneapolis police released company records Monday from Accent Signage. They show that Andrew Engeldinger was reprimanded for tardiness just a week before he went on a shooting rampage that left five co-workers and a UPS driver dead. Engeldinger then took his own life.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The personnel file for a man who killed six people this fall at his Minneapolis workplace documents warnings he received for being chronically late.

Minneapolis police released company records Monday from Accent Signage. They show that Andrew Engeldinger was reprimanded for tardiness just a week before he went on a shooting rampage that left five co-workers and a UPS driver dead. Engeldinger then took his own life.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports that Engeldinger was late to work 35 days in a row in August and September.

A week before the incident, the company's quality control manager sent Engeldinger a letter calling his constant tardiness was a problem that needed to be "rectified immediately." It was the most recent in a string of warnings he received.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police say the man who killed five people at a Minneapolis sign company last week had been fired for poor performance and lateness just before he started shooting.

A timeline released Monday by investigators says Andrew Engeldinger worked his normal shift at Accent Signage Systems last Thursday. Then at the end of the day, he was told to go to a meeting in the office of operations director John Souter. Engeldinger went to his car first.

Police say that after Engeldinger was told he was fired and handed his last paycheck, he pulled a gun and started shooting. He killed five people and wounded three others, including two who remain hospitalized.

Engeldinger went to the company's basement after the shooting and took his own life.


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