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A person was shot by a Minneapolis Police officer inside the department’s Criminal Investigation Division office at City Hall, the Star Tribune reports.
One victim was being rushed to the hospital, according to police radio audio. Witnesses reported seeing officers swarming the city hall building.
“There was an officer involved shooting in MPD’s investigative unit at City Hall this evening. This is a contained incident and there’s no threat to the public,” Minneapolis Police said on Twitter, adding that the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is on scene and is investigating, as is policy in officer-involved shootings.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told MPR News that no officers were hurt. According to the Star Tribune, people at City Hall said a person possibly got a knife into an interview room and was then shot by an officer. A source told KTSP-TV that a suspected being interviewed pulled a knife and tried to attack officers. At least one officer opened fire, the source told the news station. The name of the suspect has not been released.
Police were blocking off traffic to get the victim to the hospital.
The call of shots fired in room 108 of City Hall came in about 4:50 p.m. local time. City Hall is the home of the Minneapolis Police Department headquarters, and room 108 is listed as the location of department’s Family Violence Unit, which investigates domestic violence and child abuse cases, along with the Homicide Unit and Forgery and Fraud unit.
An unrelated protest was occurring outside City Hall at the time of the shots fired call.