NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities say police fatally shot an 83-year-old North Mankato man after he fired at officers following a three-hour standoff.
The man, Lloyd Tschohl, 83, died of multiple gunshot wounds on Thursday.
Family members had contacted the North Mankato Police Department twice requesting a welfare check on Tschohl.
Minnesota Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Jill Oliveira said that Tschohl refused to comply with requests to come outside to speak with officers.
The North Mankato Police Department requested the help of the River Valley Tactical Team, since Tschohl had weapons in the home, she said.
"Mr. Tschohl emerged from the back of the house with handguns in both hands and began firing on the officers," she said. "At that point, the officers returned fire. Mr. Tschohl was struck multiple times, and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Mankato, where he was pronounced dead."
The three officers who returned fire are on standard administrative leave, she said.
They were identified as Officer Daniel Forester, a nine-year veteran of the North Mankato Police Department; Officer Douglas Frericks, who has been with the Mankato Department of Public Safety for 26 years; and Sgt. Jeffrey Knutson, a 10-year veteran of the Mankato Department of Public Safety.
The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was investigating the incident.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.