A new law will allow Minnesota prosecutors to carry guns while on duty, CBS Minnesota reported.
Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Monday, which will allow county attorneys and assistant county attorneys to carry guns while on duty, as long as they have the proper permit.
The bill cleared the Legislature with a large majority of votes.
County attorneys offices can impose their own restrictions on their respective offices.
The bill began to gain momentum after Tim Scannel, a Cook County Attorney, was shot and wounded last year after successfully prosecuting a man, The Republic reported.
The law will come into effect on Tuesday.