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Published August 22, 2012, 05:33 PM

Man Places Fake 911 Call, Ambushes Responding Officers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of stabbing two Minneapolis park police officers told police he placed a fake 911 call so he could ambush officers, authorities said Wednesday.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of stabbing two Minneapolis park police officers told police he placed a fake 911 call so he could ambush officers, authorities said Wednesday.

The 38-year-old man was shot by a Minneapolis park police officer after the attack and was under guard Wednesday at Hennepin County Medical Center where he was in stable condition.

Minneapolis police Sgt. Bill Palmer said authorities got a call late Tuesday about a robbery at knifepoint near Minnehaha Parkway West and Bryant Avenue South.

Two park police officers responded — a man and a woman. When they approached the man who they thought was a victim he stabbed the male officer in the chest then stabbed the female officer in the upper back.

The male officer shot the man to defend his partner.

Palmer said in a statement the male officer was not hurt because of his protective armor. The female officer was treated at the hospital, released and is recovering at home. She also suffered a head injury.

The suspect told police "he called 911 to report being robbed as he wanted to hurt police officers when they arrived to talk to him," Palmer said.

The officers' names were to be released Thursday.

Minneapolis Park Police Chief Linda Bergstrom said this is the unit's first officer involved shooting.

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