Man Faces 6 Felony Charges In St. Paul Park Standoff
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ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — The Washington County Attorney’s office has filed six felony charges against a St. Paul Park man involved in a standoff with police Tuesday.
Nicholas Adam Kluessendorf, 22, faces three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of assault in the first degree. The charges stem from Kluessendorf allegedly shooting at two separate sheriff’s deputies and a Cottage Grove police officer Tuesday.
Law enforcement officers responded to Kluessendorf’s home after receiving a report that he was suicidal. When they arrived, Kluessendorf told them to get out as he pumped a shotgun and placed a round into the chamber.
According to the criminal complaint, Kluessendorf shot up to 40 rounds of a .22-caliber rifle and shotgun at officers during the five-hour standoff and threatened to kill them.
Kluessendorf was eventually shot in the hip by one of the officers and is currently being treated at Regions Hospital.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Samantha Smith Reports