- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the fatal shooting of a man by Roseville police, who say officers opened fire after the man stabbed a police dog.

Officers were called to an apartment building about 10 p.m. Wednesday because neighbors heard pounding coming from the man’s unit, Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig said. Officers also heard the pounding and forced their way into the man’s apartment, Mathwig said.

The 52-year-old man was found hiding in a closet with a large knife, Mathwig said. The man stabbed the dog in the jaw, and officers opened fired, killing the man, he said.

Two officers fired their weapons. Those officers - identified as K9 Officer John Jorgensen, an 18-year police veteran, and Officer Kyle Eckert, who has been on the force for four years - are on standard administrative leave along with three other officers who witnessed the shooting.

The man was not immediately identified. Roseville police said the man had an active misdemeanor warrant for giving false information to a police officer.

The police dog named Otis was treated at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital and is expected to be fine. The dog is recovering at home with his handler, Jorgensen, police said.

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