DULUTH, Minn. — Multiple officers with the Duluth Police Department have been placed on administrative leave after an officer allegedly shot and killed a man who the department says was holding a knife, according to KARE 11 affiliate station KBJR.
Officers initially responded to reports of a man threatening others with violence on the 1500 block of E. 3rd St. When they arrived, according to reporting from KBJR, officers found the man, allegedly in possession of a knife.
The Duluth PD posted about the incident shortly before 3 p.m.
Duluth Police Chief Mike Ceynowa claims one of the officers fired their gun after the man charged at them with the knife.
Ceynowa said the officers then attempted life-saving efforts, before the man was transported to a hospital where he died, according to KBJR.
The Minnesota Burau of Criminal Apprehension has taken over the investigation.
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