Hennepin County weapons screening finds knives, box cutters

Here’s what didn’t make it into Hennepin County court facilities last week:

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The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office released the photo to show the results of its first week of weapons screening at court facilities in Brooklyn Park, Edina, and Minnetonka.

Hennepin County installed weapons screening equipment and began screening for weapons at the three locations on April 23.

The Sheriff’s Office “had urged the added safety measure due to violent incidents and threats that have occurred statewide and nationwide in courthouses,” according to a news release.

The enhanced screening comes four months after a shooting at the Cook County courthouse that left three people injured.

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