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Officers used a Taser and firearm to subdue knife-wielding Blaine suspect

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Police officers who responded to a burglary in progress Thursday morning used both a Taser and a firearm to subdue the knife-wielding man, according to a news release.

Officials identified the officers involved Friday as Adam Jacobson – a nine-year vetearn of the Coon Rapids Police Department – and Hans Link, who has been with the department for two years.

According to the release:

The two responded to a 911 call shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday about a burglary in progress at 180 92nd Avenue NE in Blaine.

When they arrived, they were met by the boyfriend of the homeowner, who said the suspect was inside. Officers approached the doorway and confronted the suspect, who was holding a knife and charged at the officers.

One officer used a Taser; the other fired his service weapon, which hit the man.

Both Jacobson and Link were placed on standard administrative leave.

The intruder, a 29-year-old Minneapolis man, was taken to North Memorial Medical Center and is expected to survive.

Officials are still investigating what happened. Once that's complete, the findings will be turned over to the Anoka County Attorney's Office to consider possible charges.

Neighbors told KARE 11 and FOX 9 that there has been an uptick in crime on the street lately, saying the home where the incident happened is a “problem house on a problem street.”

This was the third officer-involved shooting in the Twin Cities as of late. Last week, police in St. Paul and Bloomington were involved in fatal incidents.

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