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UPDATED: Richfield Officer Shoots and Kills Man in Friday Incident

Police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man just after 9 a.m. Friday.

A Richfield police officer shot and killed a man who was allegedly wielding a knife Friday morning.

As previously reported by Patch, Richfield Police were called to a home on the 6600 block of Park Avenue just after 9 a.m. on a report of an emotionally disturbed man and a possible hostage situation.

Investigators confirmed Friday afternoon an officer shot and killed a man during the incident. The shooting happened inside the home, according to a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release.

According to CBSMinnesota.com, Maj. Kip Carver of the Hennepin County sheriff’s office would not give details of what happened, or to answer reporters’ questions, but called the case “a very active investigation.”

Carver also said the officer, who has not been named, was not harmed during the incident. Richfield Police want residents to know there is no public safety concern in the neighborhood.

Richfield Patch will update readers as more information becomes available.

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Ivo October 06, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Giovanni, your statements are very general from your limited perspective. It would be a smart step to realize that your opinion based on whatever limited experience you had does not mean it is true
Sharon October 07, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I have a story about the Richfield cops, and I am a little old lady...they are crazy, and bullies....I was assaulted in a Petsmart store by a mentally ill employee...I did absolutely nothing wrong....long story short....the employee called the RPD, and I am lucky to be alive, as they treated me like a criminal, and I was severely injured, and they would not even help me to get to medical treatment....the employee was fired, and I won a suit against Petsmart...the Richfield cops are nuts and so are many others today...I remember when cops used to be your "frieind"...not so any more. I filed a report with the Richfeild Police... "Internal Affairs" big waste of time....Giovanni is absolutely correct!!!!
RFS October 07, 2012 at 08:10 PM
b4 i moved 2 this city I was told it was a good ol boys club! i moved from 3 thous miles away. yeh, people all the way from there had heard & who used 2 live here said, hold on if u move 2 rfld. The cops r rude & a bunch of rednecks. from what I've seen in the last 20 yrs with personal exp, they are. the PD is very disfunctional from what I'm told from an insider!
Caitlin Burgess October 08, 2012 at 02:59 PM
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Caitlin Burgess October 08, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Police Chief Todd Sandell is releasing a statement this afternoon. I'll update readers as soon as the press conference is over.

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