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Police shoot, kill armed man shot outside McDonald’s

BURNSVILLE - Burnsville police shot a man to death outside a McDonald's in the Twin Cities suburb Thursday morning, the department said. Police were called to the McDonald's at Minnesota Highway 13 and Washburn Avenue about 6:15 a.m. on a report ...

BURNSVILLE - Burnsville police shot a man to death outside a McDonald’s in the Twin Cities suburb Thursday morning, the department said.

Police were called to the McDonald’s at Minnesota Highway 13 and Washburn Avenue about 6:15 a.m. on a report of suspicious activity. Five officers responded and found a person “brandishing a weapon,” according to a statement from the Burnsville Police Department.

Burnsville Police Chief Eric Gieseke said at a 9:30 a.m. news conference that all officers involved were wearing body cameras. The department has used cameras for officers since 2010, making it the state’s longest-running police body camera program.

He declined to release any more information, citing an active investigation.

Gieseke said it was the first fatal police shooting in the city since 1981.

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In police scanner audio posted by the website Minnesota Police Clips, officers who arrived reported he was “coming out with a knife,” before shots were fired.

No officers were harmed.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is handling the investigation.

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