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Police officer found bleeding with self-inflicted gunshot wounds in southern Minnesota

The officer was found in a rural area of Mantorville.

A police officer in southern Minnesota was found with self-inflicted gunshot wounds on Saturday. 

According to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, dispatch received a call of a man bleeding in a grassy area of rural Mantorville just after 6 a.m. Saturday. 

Upon arrival, deputies found an officer from the Kasson Police Department with gunshot wounds which investigators believe to have been self-inflicted. The officer was airlifted via Mayo One helicopter to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester where his condition is unknown. 

The man's identity has not been released and there is no danger to the public. 

The towns of Kasson and Mantorville are located about 20 miles west of Rochester in southeast Minnesota. 

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