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UPDATE: BCA confirms man involved in Duluth police standoff is dead


UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has confirmed the man involved in Friday's 20-hour standoff is dead.

In a tweet the BCA writes, "The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Duluth. The subject of a standoff that began on Thursday at approximately 8:30 p.m. is deceased."

The BCA remains on scene and is investigating the incident.

DULUTH, Minn. (KBJR) -- Duluth police officers continue to navigate a standoff situation Friday morning in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

According to a press release, Duluth police officers responded to a home in the 2300 Block of W 4th Street at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night on a physical domestic report.

When they arrived, officers learned the suspect had a felony and refused to surrender.

K9 Luna was then sent in to apprehend the suspect, at which point the suspect fired shots and hit Luna.

Officers returned fire, retreated from the residence, and set up a perimeter to contain the scene.

There's no word on if the suspect is injured.

However, K9 Luna later died at the emergency veterinary clinic.

Luna is the second K9 partner Officer Haller has lost. His former partner, K9 Haas, was also killed in the line of duty just over two years ago. 

No other officers were reported to be injured.

The suspect continues to be dangerous, armed, and uncooperative.

This incident is an active, ongoing, and dangerous situation, and the public is asked to stay away from the area.

Check back here for more details.

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