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Woodbury police shoot suspect who 'took a shooting stance directed towards officers'

It happened in the 7000 block of Highpoint Road.

A suspect who allegedly took a shooting stance directed at law enforcement is in stable condition after being shot Sunday morning. 

The incident unfolded between 11:30-11:45 a.m. in Woodbury, with police responding to the 7000 block of Highpoint Road after a 911 caller told dispatch that he was having homicidal feelings and saying he "wants to die," in addition to saying "come kill me," according to a release from Woodbury Public Safety. 

Police arrived at the scene at 11:41 a.m. and made contact with the man in the street at approximately 11:43 a.m. At that point, the man "took a shooting stance directed towards officers. 

Police reacted by firing both non-lethal and lethal rounds. The suspect was struck and transported to Regions Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. 

No officers were injured. 

Detectives are now working with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and investigating the incident. 

No further information is available and any updates will come from the BCA. 

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