Officials: Armed man fatally shot in Minneapolis suburb

August 8, 2022 GMT

OTSEGO, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man armed with a knife who was having a mental health crisis in a Minneapolis suburb, according to authorities.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office said the man was having mental health challenges early Sunday morning and threatened to harm his family and himself at a home in Otsego.

Deputies were able to talk the man into going to the hospital for an evaluation, but while waiting for an ambulance the man ran into the kitchen and grabbed a knife, the sheriff’s office said.

“He fled the home and ran into the neighborhood. Squads set up a perimeter and requested additional support from the Minnesota State Patrol helicopter,” officials said in a statement.

The man confronted deputies a short time later in a neighboring backyard, where two deputies attempted to subdue him with a stun gun when he threatened them with a knife. Two deputies then shot the man authorities said.

He was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.