Police: Man who shot himself during traffic stop has died

He died in a Twin Cities hospital early Wednesday.
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UPDATE 3:30 P.M.

New Ulm Police Department has announced that the man who shot himself during a struggle with officers carrying out a traffic stop has died from his injuries.

The man's death was confirmed at a Twin Cities hospital at around 1 a.m. Wednesday, following the incident just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The man has not yet been identified, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting with the investigation.

Original story

Police in New Ulm say a man shot himself during a traffic stop Tuesday night. 

According to the New Ulm Police Department, at 8:13 p.m. an officer initiated a traffic stop for a "traffic violation" near the 500 block of 7th South Street in New Ulm.

Police say the man "became non-compliant and then combative," and during the "ensuing struggle" he pulled out a handgun and shot himself. 

He was taken to the hospital. His condition was not released. 

The New Ulm Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating. 

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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