Mpls. police shoot man 'waving' knifeby Rupa Shenoy, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minneapolis police officer shot a man who was allegedly brandishing a knife Sunday morning.
Police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer says an officer responded to a 911 call from a woman who said she was being accosted by a man. Palmer said the call came north of the intersection of Lyndale and Franklin Avenues in Minneapolis.
Palmer said an officer who arrived on the scene found a man with a knife and a woman.
"The male produced a knife and began waving it at our officer. Our officer gave verbal commands for the man to drop the knife and then backed across two lanes of traffic to the center median with this guy following, waving the knife at him. At that point the officer did discharge his firearm to protect himself and other members of the community who were out here," Palmer said.
Palmer said the suspect wasn't fatally shot and is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center. Police say they believe there was no prior relationship between the man and woman. Their identities are being withheld pending the investigation.
The officer is on a standard three-day leave. Palmer said an internal investigation is also under way.
(MPR's Sarah Boden contributed to this repoert)
EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer. The current version is correct.