Police in Grand Forks shoot and kill person who was armed

July 8, 2018

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Grand Forks authorities say police shot and killed a person who was armed and refused to obey commands by officers.

A release by Grand Forks police says the incident happened at 3:17 a.m. Sunday after officers responded to a report of a suicidal subject with a gun. Officers encountered two people at the location, one of whom was armed.

The release says two officers fired “in response to a perceived threat.”

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, as required by department policy. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation.

No further information was immediately available.

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