Brooklyn Park Police: suspect attempting to stab woman fatally shot by security guard

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UPDATE: Brooklyn Park police say the man who was shot by a security officer Monday night has died from his injuries in the hospital.

Police say the man, 62, had a “domestic relationship” with the woman involved in the incident.

The security officer told police he heard a woman screaming for help and saw a man trying to stab a woman with a knife. He went on to say the man ignored his orders to drop the knife, so the security officer shot the man.

Despite life-saving efforts, the man died in the hospital. No updates have been provided on the woman’s condition.

Police say the security guard, who is an employee of 10-Code Security and was working at Huntington Place apartment complex, is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Aeon, the company in charge of Huntington Place, says it is helping law enforcement with the investigation “in every way we can.” Aeon says staff members are on site to support residents.

While Brooklyn Park investigates, Aeon says it is unable to comment on how long private security has patrolled Huntington Place and if security guards have always been armed.

The identities of the man, woman and officer have yet to be released.

An earlier version of this story can be found below.

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INITIAL REPORT: A security officer shot a male suspect after witnessing him allegedly trying to stab a female with a knife, Brooklyn Park police say.

Brooklyn Park police say they were called the 5800 block of 73rd Avenue around 11:40 p.m. Monday after learning of the incident.

Police say the security guard was licensed and on duty when he saw the events, and in response, he shot the male.

Responders provided aid to the male and took him to the hospital.

Authorities are investigating.

KSTP is working to obtain further details about the male, female and officer involved.

The severity of the male’s gunshot injuries hasn’t been released at this time.

Check back for updates.