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Friday, March 31, 2023

Man Dies By Suicide In Eden Prairie Center, Mall Goes On Lockdown

The Eden Prairie Center mall was placed on lockdown on Monday after a man, according to investigators, shot and killed himself.

On a complaint of a gun fired, Eden Prairie police officers were sent to the Scheels shop at the mall just before 7:30 p.m.

One male was discovered deceased by police at the location.

“It has been made secure. There is no risk to the general public, “Just after 8:30 p.m., police tweeted.

After roughly an hour, the lockdown was lifted, according to KSTP. One witness told the television channel that he was at Scheels when a worker shouted, “Gun!”

While officials looked into it, the mall was shut for the remainder of the evening.

As we tried to secure the area, we appreciate your cooperation. We also thank the several local, state, and federal authorities who helped with the response, according to Eden Prairie police.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text MN to 741741 if you or someone you know is considering suicide.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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