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Vikings DE Griffen refuses to come out of home after firing weapon

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11/24/2021 5:55:48 PM
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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is refusing to leave his home after telling police he fired a weapon inside the residence early Wednesday morning, ESPN reports.  This according to the Minnetrista Public Safety Department.

Griffen called 911 around 3 a.m. Wednesday saying that there was an intruder in the home and that he needed police assistance. He told the dispatcher that he had fired his weapon but that no one was injured.

Police said that they could not find an intruder at Griffen's residence and that the defensive end has refused to come out amid ongoing communication with law enforcement and Vikings team psychologists.

"Vikings representatives and the team's mental health professionals have been on-site at Everson Griffen's home since early this morning and are cooperating with law enforcement," the team said in a statement. "Our only concern at this time is the safety and well-being of Everson and his family. We will have further comment at the appropriate time."

Earlier Wednesday, Griffen posted a since-deleted Instagram story, writing, "I need help people trying to kill me. At my own house," and a video in which Griffen could be seen holding a gun. He also made two since-deleted Instagram posts showing text messages sent to his agent, Brian Murphy, asking for help.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters before the release from the police that he was not sure of Griffen's safety.

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