Minnesota Hostage Crisis: Two Officers, Paramedic Killed in Burnsville, 7 Children Rescued


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Burnsville, MN – A hostage situation involving seven children in Burnsville, Minnesota, turned tragic early Sunday morning, resulting in the deaths of two officers and a paramedic. 

According to reports officers were called to a residence on the 12600 block of 33rd Avenue around 2:30 a.m. for a domestic disturbance. The suspect, reportedly armed and with a warrant for second-degree criminal sexual conduct, had taken seven children hostage.

During an attempted rescue around 5:30 a.m., gunfire erupted, leading to the tragic loss of a police officer and a paramedic. The suspect was later found deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, while all the children were safely released. 

The names of the those involved in the incident have not been released.

The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association and Law Enforcement Labor Services have expressed deep sorrow over the incident, highlighting the courage and sacrifice of the officers and first responder. 


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