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Police shoot armed intruder dead, later find body inside house

The officer-involved shooting unfolded on Sunday afternoon.

Police in northern Minnesota have shot dead an armed man who reportedly broke into a home where a body was later found.

The incident unfolded around 1:40 p.m. Sunday, when Cass County deputies were called to a home in Backus after on the report of an intruder, with dispatchers also told that a shot had been fired.

When they got there, they were met by an armed man on a residential street, who approached deputies with their weapon.

The suspect was fatally shot by a deputy.

A short time later, police found a man dead inside the residence.

At this time, police have not identified those involved nor the motivation behind the apparent home invasion.

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The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has been called in to assist with the investigation, as is customary in cases of officer-involved shootings.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office says there is no threat to public safety at this time.

Backus is a tiny city of 250 people on the eastern shores of Pine Mountain Lake.

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