Officer miraculously uninjured despite 5 bullet holes in his clothing after Dayton incident

A suspect opened fire after police kicked in his door.
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A police officer somehow escaped without injury after a man in Dayton, Minnesota, fired numerous shots after police kicked in his door. 

The gunfire exchange happened when officers from the Dayton and Maple Grove police departments conducted a search warrant on the 12000 block of Pineridge Way North around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday. 

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says one of the police officers involved in the incident was uninjured despite "having five bullet holes in his clothing, four in his jacket and one in his pant leg."

That officer, who has not been identified, was not wearing a bulletproof vest. 

According to a criminal complaint, 26-year-old Faris Hussien was inside his home when two officers were outside his front door with another officer off to the side. The officers knocked and announced their presence, with Hussien then locking the door from the inside. 

The officers kicked the door in, and as they did, Hussien fired multiple rounds through the open doorway, with one of the officers quickly returning fire, the complaint says. 

No one was shot in the exchange of gunfire and Hussien was arrested, now facing three counts of first-degree assault and use of deadly force against a peace officer. 

Hussien will make his first court appearance on Friday. 

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