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Man treated in a hospital grabs officer's gun, kills him

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Authorities say a suspect in a domestic incident who was being treated at a Minnesota hospital grabbed a gun from a sheriff's deputy and killed the officer. 	 Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans says hospital security offic Authorities say a suspect in a domestic incident who was being treated at a Minnesota hospital grabbed a gun from a sheriff's deputy and killed the officer. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans says hospital security offic
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -

Authorities say a suspect in a domestic incident who was being treated at a Minnesota hospital grabbed a gun from a sheriff's deputy and killed the officer.
    
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans says hospital security officers then subdued the suspect with a stun gun, and he died soon afterward.
    
The shooting happened early on Sunday morning at St. Cloud Hospital.
    
The deputy was identified as 60-year-old Steven Sandberg, while the suspect was 50-year-old Danny Hammond.
    
Police and hospital officials declined to say at a news conference why Hammond was being treated at the hospital.
    
They said the hospital had asked the sheriff's department to station a guard in Hammond's room because of the seriousness of the domestic incident, which was earlier in the week.

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