By Jeff Wagner

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police in Maple Grove say a man is in critical condition after an officer shot him as he confronted authorities Wednesday afternoon with a knife.

The Maple Grove Police Department says the shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m. at a home on the 9600 block of Trenton Lane. Officers were called to the home after a 911 hang up.

maple grove shooting Maple Grove Police Shoot Man Who Confronted Officers With Knife

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When they arrived, they found a man in the home with a knife.

“During a confrontation with that individual, our officers deployed a Taser, which was ineffective,” Maple Grove Police chief Eric Werner said. “As there was a further confrontation, our officer deployed their firearm, shooting the individual.”

The man was brought to North Memorial Medical Center for treatment. He is in critical condition. Police wouldn’t say what led to the confrontation, nor how many times the man was shot.

Neighbor Jay Bresmeth described the people who lived in the home as nice, but he added that police have been called there in the past.

“I guess I’m not really surprised, but I mean, if there’s something going on in the neighborhood it’s probably going to be in that house,” he said.

Maple Grove police say the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigate the shooting.


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