Police: Suspect Charged at Robbinsdale Officers with Knife Before Getting Fatally Shot
One man is dead after a confrontation with police in Robbinsdale late Friday morning.
The incident started at 10:51 a.m. when Robbinsdale officers were attempting a traffic stop on a vehicle in which the registered owner had an active felony warrant out for his arrest. Multiple witness accounts say there was a short chase involving a pickup truck that ended with police getting the truck to spin out. That’s when a white male suspect got out of the vehicle while officers had their guns drawn.
Police say the man exited the driver side door armed with a knife. Robbinsdale officers made several commands to get the suspect to drop the knife, but he failed to do so, police said. The officers then deployed a Taser, but the device was unsuccessful. Police say the suspect continued to charge officers with the knife in an aggressive manner. That’s when an officer fired at the suspect.
Officers attempted lifesaving measures on the suspect, but the man died at the scene, police said. The identity of the man has not yet been released.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is conducting an independent investigation. The officers involved in the incident have not yet been identified.