Babbitt Man Involved in Stabbing and Police Stand-Off Sentenced

By KBJR News 1

October 13, 2012 Updated Oct 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM CDT

Babbitt, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A Babbitt man who stabbed a 3-year old girl during a stand-off with police has been sentenced to more than six years in prison, according to our partners at the Duluth News Tribune.

28-year-old Derek Nathan Klingfus, pleaded guilty to four felony assaults last month.

Last January, Babbitt Police officer John Shenett shot and wounded Klingfus as he held a toddler at knife point.

Our partners at the DNT report Klingfus has been sentenced to 54 months in prison for the assault of the child and 21 months for the assault of the officer.

The county attorney's office determined that officer Shenett was justified in using deadly force against Klingfus.

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