Confrontation with police leaves 1 dead in Stillwater

Published 6:12 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2018

STILLWATER — A man is dead after a confrontation with police in Stillwater.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said officers from Stillwater, Bayport and Oak Park Heights responded to a call about 1 a.m. Wednesday involving a suicidal man armed with a knife.

Authorities said one officer fired a gun and another officer discharged a stun gun. They did not immediately say if the man was shot. He was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

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The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has been asked to investigate. The officers involved have been placed on standard administrative leave.