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Minnesota city police say they shot armed man on disc golf course

CRYSTAL, Minn. - Authorities in Crystal in the western part of the Twin Cities are investigating an officer-involved shooting  on Wednesday morning.

According to Crystal police:

Officers were called to Bassett Creek Park shortly before 9 a.m. on a report of an armed man on the park’s disc golf course.

A resident of an adjacent apartment building called 911 to report the gunman.

Officers repeatedly ordered the man to drop his gun.

“Our officers, believing they were in imminent danger, discharged their firearms toward the suspect and immediately provided the first aid,” according to a police statement.

The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated but his condition wasn’t immediately known later Wednesday. A handgun was recovered from the scene, police said.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed on standard paid administrative leave, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was summoned to begin an investigation.

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