Police shot and killed a man this morning in Richfield [UPDATE]
Active scene @ officer involved shooting in Richfield. Police chaplain was present at crime scene. yfrog.com/kjyupiooj-- Jeff Goldberg (@jgoldbergfox9) October 5, 2012
KARE 11 reports that officers were responding to "a report of an emotionally disturbed man and a potential hostage situation."
Officials are expected to release a statement shortly, so check back soon.
UPDATE 1:30 p.m.:
The man shot this morning was killed, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a press conference this afternoon. He had been carrying a knife.
According to Major Kip Carver, the officer involved is unharmed. For now, the office isn't releasing any other information on the circumstances of the death, though Carver calls the investigation "very active."
The Star Tribune, however, has been talking to neighbors, who say that two people live in the home where the shooting occurred, a woman in her 60s and her nephew, a man in his 30s with a part-time job.
Rod Anderson, the son of the woman who lives across the street from the home, told the Strib that he doesn't know much about the nephew. "He's a quiet guy," he said. "He was kind of a loner, he didn't come out much."