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Angie Craig bill lifts armored vehicle restrictions for police on the heels of Burnsville shooting

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig unveiled a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for local police departments to purchase armored vehicles.

The Minnesota Democrat's legislation comes on the heels of a shooting earlier this year in Burnsville that killed police officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge and paramedic Adam Finseth, who were responding to a domestic abuse call. First responders used an armored vehicle in the standoff to help rescue injured officers. The vehicle sustained 41 shots from a rifle that day while first responders went in to save other officers as well as the two officers and paramedic who had been fatally shot, according to Craig's office.

"We may have had even more injury, and God forbid death that day, without this vehicle," Craig said on the House floor Wednesday.


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