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A Mandan Police officer shot a local 26-year-old man while trying to arrest him on a number of warrants on Tuesday.

According to Deputy Chief Lori Flaten, Mandan Police officers, along with officers from the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force, spotted the man in Frontier Trailer Park, pulling him over in a traffic stop on South Frontier Trail near Sixth Avenue Southeast.

Shortly after, a Mandan officer discharged a handgun, striking and injuring the man, who was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for injuries.

Flaten would not give the man's name nor any information on whether the man was armed, what crimes he was wanted for or which jurisdictions had warrants for his arrest. Flaten also did not give the name of the officer involved nor anything about his service history with the Mandan Police Department.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations is conducting the criminal investigation of the shooting. The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave, according to Mandan Police Department Policy.

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