Wright County deputies shot and kill man that threatened them with knife

(KSTP) – Authorities say Wright County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man who threatened them with a knife early Sunday in Otsego, which is about 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

The Wright County Sheriff’s office said the man had threatened to harm his family and himself before deputies arrived at a home on the 12000 block of 72nd Court Northeast.

Initially, the man agreed to go to the hospital for an evaluation, but before an ambulance arrived he grabbed a knife and fled into the neighborhood.

Squads surrounded the neighborhood and called the Minnesota State Patrol helicopter to the area.

Deputies confronted the man in a backyard and tried to subdue him with their tasers, but were unsuccessful.

The sheriff’s office said that when the man was near the deputies, he threatened them with the knife, and two deputies shot him. Despite life-saving efforts, he died later at a hospital.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident. Meanwhile, the deputies have been placed on administrative leave, which the sheriff says is standard procedure.