Two officers shot, suspect killed in Minnesota city hall shooting

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Posted: Jan 26, 2015 11:08 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A man shot two police officers shortly after they were sworn in at a city hall in a Minneapolis suburb on Monday night and then was fatally shot by other officers in a rapid exchange of fire, authorities said.

The two newly sworn police officers were in good condition and expected to survive after the shooting at the city hall in New Hope, Minnesota, Chief Deputy Mike Carlson of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office told a news conference.

Carlson said authorities were not looking for any additional suspects. He did not identify the officers who were shot or the suspect and took no questions after reading a brief statement.

The two officers were sworn in shortly after 7 p.m. local time near the start of a regular city council meeting and were fired on just after they left the council chambers by an adult male, Carlson said.

"The two officers were struck by the gunfire, other officers were able to return fire subsequently, killing the suspect," Carlson said.

Carlson said they hoped to provide more information on Tuesday.

(Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Paul Tait)