Minneapolis SWAT Swapping Military Green For Blue, BlackMinneapolis' Special Weapons and Tactics team is changing its look to address concerns that the city's police department is militarized agency.
2 Dead, Officers Injured At Separate Plymouth Crime ScenesThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says domestic violence was at the root of a deadly Friday night in Plymouth. Police were called to the intersection of Rockford Road and Northwest Boulevard just about 9:15 p.m. for what they thought was a crash.
St. Paul Standoff Ends With Armed Suicidal Man Shooting HimselfA man was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday evening following a standoff with St. Paul police. Officers were called to the 400 block of Jessamine Avenue East Friday afternoon on a report of a suicidal man on his porch with a gun.
Suspect, Officers Involved In St. Paul Shooting Identified St. Paul Police are continuing to investigate an officer-involved shooting that left one dead Monday afternoon. According to police, authorities received a call around 3:20 p.m. Monday about a man who was outside a home at 411 White Bear Avenue with a rifle and wearing a bullet proof vest.
Hudson Man Arrested After 13-Hour StandoffHudson Police arrested a man who barricaded himself inside his home after a 13-hour standoff that involved the local SWAT team. Police say the man's girlfriend called them to a house near 5th and Myrtle streets around 3 a.m. because he was trashing the residence. She got out of the home before contacting police.
Barricaded Suspect Arrested After East Metro SWAT Team Fires Non-Lethal RoundGeoffrey McCloskey, 33, who had active felony warrants in Ramsey and Hennepin counties, was shot in the leg with one non-lethal round by police around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Maplewood Man Mourns Loss Of Brother, Killed By FatherThe brother of a man who was murdered by his own father speaks on the tragedy that has rocked his family. On Monday, police arrested a man for the murder of his own son. The father shot his son during an argument over cable TV. Police said 84-year-old Pang Vang turned a rifle on his 36-year-old son Chue Vang inside the home they shared in Maplewood, Minn.
32-Year-Old Man Arrested After Hopkins StandoffA 32-year-old man is in custody after a standoff in Hopkins Monday, according to police. Hopkins Police Sgt. Mike Glassberg says police received a request at around 10:20 a.m. from Brooklyn Center to locate and arrest a suspect wanted in connection to a felony assault with a weapon.
Mpls. Police Union Won’t Fight Firing Of Cops Who Used SlursWCCO-TV learned Wednesday night that the Minneapolis police union won't fight the firing of two officers caught on camera using racial slurs. The police chief terminated SWAT officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell last week after the two got into a confrontation in Green Bay, Wis., last summer.
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Eden Prairie Police Find 2 Dead In Apartment Eden Prairie police found a woman and a man dead Saturday in a shooting that prompted the evacuation of an apartment building for several hours. Investigators weren't immediately able to say whether the deaths were a murder-suicide or double-homicide, police spokeswoman Katie Bengtson said. But authorities are not looking for suspects, she added. A resident of the Eden Place apartment complex called 911 about 7 a.m. Saturday to report shots being fired in another unit. The Eden Prairie SWAT team and officers from other nearby suburban departments responded and surrounded the building.
Authorities Investigating Sherburne County Murder-SuicideAuthorities are investigating a murder-suicide that took place Friday afternoon in Sherburne County. The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office said it received a call about 1:30 p.m. Friday about Christopher Norrbom possibly having shot his wife, and threatening to shoot himself, too.