Authorities report that five Minnesota police officers from several different police and sheriff’s departments were shot by a suspect while they were serving a search warrant in the small town of Princeton.
Some officers were able to return fire and shoot the suspect, wounding him. He was later taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment.
The suspect is expected to survive his wounds.
This is a developing story.
Benton County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Re: Five Minnesota Police Officers Shot
Five members of the Sherburne County Drug Task Force (DTF) were shot this morning and are expected to survive after being confronted by a suspect while executing a search warrant at a Benton County residence.
During the incident, officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect. The suspect was arrested late Thursday morning without incident. The suspect was injured in the incident and was transported for treatment. The cause and extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has been called in to investigate the incident, which occurred in the area of 190th Avenue Northeast and Glendorado Road NE.
Three Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office members of the DTF were wounded, all with injuries that are considered to be non-life-threatening. A DTF member from the Princeton Police Department and a member from the Elk River Police Department were also wounded in the incident. The information available at this time indicates that their injuries are non-life-threatening.
Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office were present at the incident but were not injured.
Additional details regarding this incident will be available at a press conference held at the Benton County Court Facility Jury Assembly Room, 615 Hwy 23, Foley, MN on October 12th at 3:00 p.m.