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Law Enforcement Shoot Suicidal Man with a Sword in North Branch

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating a use of force incident after North Branch Police Officers and Chisago County Sheriff's Deputies shot and wounded a suicidal man with a sword Friday night.

According to the BCA, law enforcement was called to the 6600 block of Oak Ridge Court in North Branch just before 10 p.m.

The BCA stated that law enforcement fired their service weapons and less than lethal munitions during the confrontation.

Officers reportedly rendered aid to the man until he could be transported to the hospital for treatment.

The BCA says the investigation is in its early stages and they will be using footage from body cameras.

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