Man dead after hourslong standoff ends with shots in Duluth
February 27, 2021 6:44AM CST
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A man who refused to surrender to Duluth police during a roughly 20-hour standoff is dead after shots were fired.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension called the incident an officer-involved shooting, but did not specify whether the man was killed by police fire. The standoff began at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday after police responded to a report of an assault and a man inside refused to surrender.
Officers sent in a police dog, Luna, but the man began shooting and Luna was killed. The Star Tribune reported that gunshots were heard before 5 p.m. Friday. The bureau tweeted shortly before 6 p.m. that the man was deceased.