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.
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.