‘Suicidal’ man with sword shot by officers: MN BCA

CHISACO COUNTY, MN – A suicidal sword-wielding man is expected to survive after being shot by law enforcement, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

The incident happened in North Branch, located about 40 minutes north of St. Paul.

Just before 10 p.m. Friday, the North Branch Police Department and Chisago County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6600 block of Oak Ridge Court following reports of a suicidal man.

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There, they confronted a man armed with a sword, according to the authorities.

According to the BCA, “at one point” officers and deputies fired “less than lethal bullets” and their duty firearms, striking the man.

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They took lifesaving measures until the man could be taken to hospital, where he is now recovering.

A sword was recovered from the scene and body-worn cameras recorded the incident, according to the BCA.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 988 for immediate help 24/7.


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