BCA Investigates After Roseville Police Fatally Shoot Man
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating after Roseville officers fatally shot a man who stabbed a police dog.
Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig says officers were called to an apartment building about 10 p.m. Wednesday because neighbors heard pounding coming from the man's unit. Mathwig says officers also heard the pounding and forced their way into the man's apartment.
The chief says the 52-year-old man was found hiding in a closet with a large knife. Mathwig says the man stabbed the dog in the jaw. That's when officers opened fire, killing the man.
Two officers fired their weapons. They are on standard administrative leave along with three other officers who witnessed the shooting.
The police dog was treated at a veterinary hospital and is expected to be OK.