Five police officers shot while confronting suspect

GLENDORADO TOWNSHIP, MN – A 64-year-old man, identified as Karl Holmberg, was apprehended following a shooting incident that left five officers injured in Benton County, Minnesota, on Thursday morning. The officers, all members of the Sherburne County Drug Task Force, were executing a search warrant when they encountered Holmberg.

The officers were met with gunfire during the initial confrontation around 7 a.m., leading to an exchange of fire. By 10:45 a.m., Holmberg was in custody, having sustained injuries for which he was subsequently transported for medical treatment. The extent and cause of his injuries remain unknown.

The five injured officers, three from the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, one from the Princeton Police Department, and another from the Elk River Police Department, are all expected to recover. Two of the Sherburne County deputies, who were shot in their bulletproof vests, have already been discharged from the hospital. The remaining three officers sustained gunshot wounds, described as non-life threatening.

Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck expressed gratitude that the incident did not result in further injuries or loss of life. He also commended the bravery and professionalism of all law enforcement personnel involved. The identities of the officers have not been disclosed as they were working undercover.

The incident drew support from multiple law enforcement agencies. Currently, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the case. The scene remains active, with many details yet to be uncovered.