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Burnsville police: Officers fatally shoot individual brandishing weapon

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Burnsville police officers shot and killed a suspect they say was brandishing a weapon in a McDonald's parking lot.

According to a news release from the department, five officers responded to the scene on Washburn Avenue and Highway 13 around 6:15 a.m., on a report of suspicious activity.

There, they found a single individual brandishing a weapon, according to the department's release.

"The encounter resulted in an officer-involved shooting of the suspect," the release says, without getting into the specifics of what led up to it.

The suspect, who hasn't been identified, died. No officers were injured.

This was the first fatal officer-involved shooting in Burnsville since 1981, Burnsville Police Chief Eric Gieseke said at a news conference Thursday morning.

Investigators believe this was an isolated incident and there is not ongoing threat to the public.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) will investigate the shooting, Gieseke said, noting the officers involved were wearing police body cameras.

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