A disturbing video posted to the Instagram account of Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen on Wednesday morning has prompted an ongoing police situation outside of his home.
In the video Griffen is seen sitting in a dark area of his room holding a firearm, describing to those watching that someone is trying to kill him and explaining the the has a license to carry it and that he’s prepared to defend himself against anyone who’s a threat to his life.
He also adds that he bought ammunition for the gun and it was acquired with the help of Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.
Local authorities released a statement detailing that Griffen had called police around 3 a.m. central time saying that he was fearing for his life. Griffen also told dispatchers that he had fired his weapon but that no one was injured. According to police, Griffen is refusing to leave his home.
Meanwhile, Cook took told reporters that he had attempted to reach out to Griffen after seeing the video but hasn’t heard back from him. He also noted that he wasn’t sure why his name was mentioned by Griffen but is more concered about the well-being and safety of his teammate and friend.
The Vikings released a statement on Wednesday morning saying that they’re aware of the situation and are doing all they can to get Griffen any assistance he needs, as well as cooperating with local law enforcement.