Plymouth police confirmed that one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting at an Arby's located near Hwy. 55 and Revere Lane North on Thursday night just after 8 p.m.
"First officer arrived on scene, was involved in an altercation with a male subject," Plymouth Police Chief Mike Goldstein said. "That altercation led to a deadly force encounter."
A Plymouth Police Department officer responded to a 911 call of a disturbance at the Arby’s at 10205 6th Avenue North, entered the restaurant and approached the individual. A "scuffle" ensued, police said, and at some point, the officer fired the gun, killing the individual, whose identity has not been released.
The individual has been taken to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and formal identification. The officer sustained minor injuries and did not require medical treatment and has been placed on standard administrative leave. No one else was injured.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Plymouth police and the Hennepin County sheriff's office are investigating. The officer will be identified once the interviews are complete, and the BCA will turn its findings over to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office for review.
Statement from Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
"We are aware of the unfortunate incident last night at our restaurant in Plymouth. We are still gathering information at this point, however, we are grateful that no Arby’s team members or managers were injured. We’re in the process of arranging counseling for them, if desired. The restaurant re-opened at 11:30 a.m. today following a Hazmat crew’s clean-up of the crime scene. It's our understanding that the police investigation is ongoing, so we'll continue to cooperate with them as much as possible."