Otsego, MN (KROC-AM News) – A man was fatally shot early today in a suburban area on the northwest edge of the Twin Cities.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office said the fatal shooting involving an officer occurred after deputies were dispatched to a residence in Otsego around 12:50 p.m. to attend to a mentally ill man and threatening to physically harm his family and himself. According to a Press releasethe man initially agreed to go to the hospital for an assessment, but while waiting for an ambulance the man grabbed a knife from the kitchen and fled.
The sheriff’s office says a perimeter has been set up in the neighborhood and a State Patrol helicopter has been requested to help locate the man, who was found when he confronted two deputies in the backyard of a neighboring house. The media statement said the deputies then tried to subdue the man using Tasers before he threatened them with the knife while in close proximity to the deputies.
It was then that the two deputies opened and shot the man. The press release said law enforcement at the scene attempted to save lives until an ambulance crew arrived. The man was rushed to North Memorial Hospital, where he died a short time later. His name has not been released.
Both MPs have been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation into the incident. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is leading the investigation.
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