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LIST: Military surplus provided to Minnesota law enforcement

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a list of property provided to law enforcement through the Department of Defense Surplus Equipment Program. Minnesota law enforcement agencies have acquired nearly $10 million in supplies through the program since 2007.

Rifles and handguns account for much of the supplies, but a grenade launcher is listed to Anoka County and mine-resistant vehicles worth hundreds of thousands of dollars have been acquired by 7 agencies.

Anoka County explained that the grenade launcher is actually a single-shot gun that deploys chemical munition rounds, not exploding shrapnel grenades used in warfare. The last time one of these guns was used was in 2009 in Ham Lake, Minn. to deal with a barricaded suspect who fired shots at his former renters, responding deputies and a K9.

See the list at: http://bit.ly/1BLvugb

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