MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two Sauk Centre police officers were treated for minor injuries following a confrontation with an armed suspect Saturday night. The police department said around 5:30 p.m., officers saw a man they recognizes from a prior Stearns County warrant.

Upon making contact with the man, the suspect refused the officers’ commands and walked away, police said.

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An officer had his taser drawn when the suspect “spun around” and pointed a black handgun at the officer, police said. The officer then deployed his taser on the suspect and tried to place him under arrest. The suspect fought back, police said.

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Additional officers arrived on the scene and arrested the suspect, who was transported to a hospital and, later, the Stearns County Jail. His handgun was recovered.

Police said the suspect had a higher-caliber firearm and is being held for court on second-degree assault charges and his preexisting warrant.

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Two officers received minor injuries, police said, and were treated and released from the hospital.