1:28 PM PT -- The Vikings say Griffen eventually came out of his residence without incident ... and "is now getting the care he needs."
9:23 AM PT -- A spokesperson for the Minnetrista Police Dept. says Griffen called 911 at around 3 AM ... claiming that "someone was inside his home and that he needed help from the police."
The spokesperson says Griffen also "told the 911 dispatcher that he fired a weapon but nobody was injured."
According to the police rep, when officers arrived on the scene, they did not find an intruder ... adding that Griffen has refused to come out of his residence.
The spokesperson says law enforcement and Vikings officials have been on the scene since 7 AM trying to "work with him to resolve the situation."
The Minnesota Vikings say they're concerned for the health of Everson Griffen ... after the defensive end posted a series of disturbing things on his social media page Wednesday -- including a video of him waving a gun.
Griffen sent out the scary posts overnight ... and in the terrifying video, which is roughly 30 seconds in length, the 33-year-old can be seen staring wide-eyed and speaking quickly with a firearm in his hand.
"Yo, yo, yo," Griffen can be heard saying. "I'm in my house. N*****s trying to pop me. I still got clips left. This is my gun."
BREAKING: #Vikings DE Everson Griffen has made some concerning post on his IG. Posting text messages where it seems like Everson may be in danger.