Update: 2 Minneapolis police officers shot; said to be stable
Update 4:40 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say two officers who were shot after a traffic stop are in stable condition.
Police gave the news via the department Twitter account Friday afternoon about an hour after the incident on the city's south side.
Spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington told The Associated Press that a suspect was also shot. She didn't know his condition or age.
Barrington says the officers stopped the vehicle about 3:30 p.m. and the suspect fled and broke into a house. The homeowner called police, and a shootout ensued.
This is a breaking news story. Below is the earlier report.
Update 4:30 p.m.: 2 Minneapolis police officers shot on duty
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police officers have been shot while on duty.
City Councilman Gary Schiff says the officers were shot Friday afternoon in south Minneapolis. Schiff represents that part of the city.
Schiff said 3rd District Inspector Mike Sullivan informed him of the shootings. Sullivan told the council he had no information on their condition.
Police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said the officers were being taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. She said she had no information on their conditions.
Barrington says the officers had pulled over a vehicle and the person in it fled. Barrington says the suspect, a male, broke into a home. Officers were called by the homeowner and a shootout resulted. Barrington says the suspect was shot. She didn't know his condition.