Saturday, August 27, 2016
MN: Armed Resident Avoids being Shot by Police
Armed with a handgun, Algizawi said he opened his door and was confronted by an unknown man who did not immediately leave. Algizawi said he fired a warning shot and then pursued the intruder down a hallway of the apartment building while his wife phoned 911.
Jacobson said it was at that point that officers arrived on the scene.
According to Jacobson, the situation became fraught with potential tragedy the moment Algizawi decided to open his apartment door instead of staying inside and calling 911. He said it was fortunate that Algizawi was pointing his gun in the direction he was when police arrived and that he complied with their commands.