Sheriff: Cloquet woman with gun shot by law enforcement officers


A Cloquet woman was shot twice by officers after authorities say she threatened them with a firearm.

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The 48-year-old woman was located sitting alone in her vehicle at Augustana Lutheran Church, in Midway Township around 10:50 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.

Officers had been called to the scene on a report of a woman with a gun who was threatening to take her own life, the release says.

While at the scene, the sheriff's office says the woman got out of her vehicle and "threatened law enforcement officers with a firearm." Her exact actions are not described in any more detail.

At that point two officers on the scene fired their weapons, and the woman sustained two gunshot wounds, according to the release.

She was taken to a hospital in Duluth, where she was listed in critical condition.

On Facebook, the church responded to a comment about the incident saying: "It's under control. Prayers are always good."

The shooting is under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, as well as the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the latter of which will release more information once the investigation is complete.

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