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Police: Man made fake 911 call, stabbed officer

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of stabbing a Minneapolis park police officer admitted that he placed a fake 911 call so he could lure officers before attacking them.

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Park police shot the 38-year-old man after the attack. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Minneapolis police say that park police officers got a call about a robbery at knifepoint near Minnehaha Creek on Tuesday night.

When two officers 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.

Both officers are recovering at home.

The man is under guard at the hospital and will be arrested when he is released.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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