Updated Dec. 19, 9:08 a.m. | Posted: Dec. 18, 5:41 p.m.
A man was injured after a police shooting inside Minneapolis City Hall Monday afternoon.
Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said Minneapolis police personnel were interviewing the man and then left him alone in a room.
"And he began injuring himself with an edged weapon. After attempting to subdue the adult male subject, officers discharged their weapons," Arradondo said.
The man was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center. His condition is not known.
Multiple officers were involved, they were not injured and are on standard leave.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will investigate the shooting.
The officers who fired at the man saved him from doing further harm to himself, Minneapolis police union president Bob Kroll said Tuesday.
Kroll said he sat in on BCA interviews with some of the officers; they reported trying de-escalation techniques as the man began to cut himself.
The man could have bled to death had officers not used force to subdue him, Kroll said, adding that the incident was all captured on video.
It was traumatic for everyone involved and even veteran officers were shaken by what happened, he said.
Arradondo said he needs to know more about the circumstances of the interview to find out how the man had an "edged weapon."
The chief confirmed the shooting happened in room 108 of the downtown Minneapolis building — a space that contains many investigating units including the robbery unit.
Squad cars could be seen gathering around the building in downtown Minneapolis early Monday evening. Officers blocked off downtown streets around City Hall and the Hennepin County Medical Center.
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