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Published June 01, 2012, 10:53 AM

Officer kills armed man in Brooklyn Center

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Twin Cities suburb say an officer fatally shot a man who was carrying a rifle and walking down the middle of the street.

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Twin Cities suburb say an officer fatally shot a man who was carrying a rifle and walking down the middle of the street.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Kevin Benner says officers were called to the scene about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. He says the first officer on the scene was "forced to shoot the suspect," who died at the scene. Benner provided no specific details.

A group of about 60 neighbors gathered at the scene of the shooting. The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/KjPUVt ) reports some of them shouted angrily at police.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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