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Bystander records OIS as man with knife charges at deputies outside a jail


A South Dakota law enforcement officer was forced to open fire outside the Minnehaha County Jail on Tuesday afternoon, sending shots ringing into the air around Sioux Falls.

Minnehaha County Jail Warden reported that a 44-year-old man carrying an empty glass bottle approached the lobby of the jail at around 3 PM.  The suspect then threw the bottle at the lobby window, which prompted security to notify the MCSO.

When confronted by deputies, the suspect shattered the window with either a rock or the bottle, injuring one deputy before charging at the lawmen with a knife.

According to the Argus Leader, two shots were fired.

The courthouse was locked down and some judges took a short recess from their cases.

The State Attorney General will determine whether or not the officer’s use of force was justified, and the Division of Criminal Investigation will review the shooting.

Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Aaron McGowan expects charges to be filed against the suspect.

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