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Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen leaves home, getting care

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EAGAN, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying the team has been notified by law enforcement agencies that defensive end Everson Griffen came out of his home “Without incident and is now getting the care that he needs,” hours after the 33-year-old made a series of disturbing Instagram posts early Wednesday morning claiming that someone was in his home trying to kill him.

“We are thankful to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnetrista Police Department and the Orono Police Department for their quick response and dedication to ensuring the situation ended peacefully,” the Vikings’ statement read. “Our focus remains on Everson’s health and safety and providing the proper resources for him and his family.”

A statement from the Minnetrista Public Safety Department said that Griffen left the residence “Without incident” around 2:30 p.m. ET and was taken by ambulance to a health care facility.

Earlier Wednesday, the Minnetrista Public Safety Department said in a news release that Griffen called 911 after 3 a.m. Wednesday from his residence and said someone was inside his home while requesting assistance from authorities.

According to the news release, law enforcement and Vikings team psychologists were in communication with Griffen since approximately 7 a.m. but Griffen had refused to come out of his residence for hours, well into the middle of the afternoon.

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