Man Accused of Shooting Near Workers in Alpena Charged

We can now show you the man accused of shooting near workers on a roof in Alpena from over the weekend.

Benjamin Atwater of Alpena is charged with two counts of assault, including assault with a dangerous weapon.

Alpena City Police say it happened near the decorative panel international building around 4:30 Sunday.

They say employees were doing maintenance on the building’s roof when they heard gunshots.

Everyone was able to get to safety, and no one was hurt.

Police later found out the shots were fired from a home nearby.

There they found Atwater and arrested him around 9 Tuesday night.

Atwater is also charged with two firearm offenses.

Police have not said what his possible motive might have been.