Watch: Minn. Cops Sworn In, Then Shot in City Hall Before Gunman Killed

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*A gunman has been killed after opening fire on two police officers moments after they were sworn in at a ceremony in a Minneapolis suburb on Monday, officials said. The suspect was shot dead in the New Hope, Minnesota City Hall, according to what Chief Deputy Mike Carlson of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department told reporters. The officers were in good condition and were expected to survive, he said.

Some of the incident was captured by cameras inside the council chamber, as an off-camera council member is heard warning, “Get down, get down. Everybody get down.”

“That went right through the door, somebody got shot,” another said.

The gunman confronted the newly sworn-in officers inside City Hall just after they left the chambers at 7:15 p.m. local time (8:15 p.m. ET), KARE quoted Carlson as saying. “At that point in time an adult male engaged these officers with a handgun and began firing at them,” he said. Officials gave no more information about the shooter, other than to say he used a handgun. It was not immediately clear why he shot the police officers.

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