Man hospitalized after being shot by St. Paul police officer

November 29, 2020 GMT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a St. Paul police officer responding to a domestic assault report Saturday night shot a man who had been walking around naked and weilding a steak knife.

The incident began shortly before 8 p.m. when police responded to a call about a vehicle crash. Police were told that a man was holding a steak knife to a woman’s neck.

Police said in a release that the man was found hiding in a dumpster in an alley behind a funeral home. The man allegedly climbed out of the dumpster and ran toward officers. Officers used Tasers and a dog in an effort to stop him and one officer shot the man, according to the release.


The 31-year-old man suffered three gunshot wounds to the leg and one to the abdomen, police said. He was listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

None of the officers was injured. No further details have been released.