ROSEVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) – A 23-year-old man from Roseville was charged Friday in connection with a seven hour standoff he had with police earlier this week.

Alan Didi Wiedrick was charged with misdemeanor counts of obstruction of the legal process and disobeying order of a police officer.

According to a complaint, Roseville Police were called to Wiedrick’s home on Monday after reports that he had posted Facebook messages indicating that he had tried to kill himself earlier in the day. The messages included that he was contemplating suicide and that he had hostility toward police.

When officers arrived, he was hostile toward them and appeared to be in possession of a pistol, according to a complaint. Officers then backed out of the home and got assistance from negotiators and a local SWAT team.

After about six hours of trying to communicate with Wiedrick, the SWAT team deployed tear gas into his home. About an hour later, Wiedrick was arrested when he tried to flee from the home’s lower level.

Officers at the scene also recovered a firearm that he had when police initially confronted him. If convicted, Wiedrick faces up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Comments (7)
  1. Crazy Joe says:

    He tried to kill himself with an air-soft gun? That would take some doing.

  2. someone who knows. says:

    What the RVPD doesn’t say is that he is autistic, has multiple disorders, had a toy pistol, and the cops knew all of this going in. The kid did wrong, but the RVPD hugely overreacted.

    1. Chris says:

      wcco wrote this article not the Roseville Police Dept. and you are not in the know.

  3. whitey_rules says:

    ain’t diversity grand??? oh wait, this is a whitey right???

  4. Wow says:

    Wow. So you destroy a home, take a military action rather than a police action, possibly destroy people’s lives, all for two misdemeanors? Great work there guys.

    1. Real Talk says:

      Good job Pigs….you guys are really saving lifes.

      I saw a cat stuck in a tree in the Eagan area too….dont be too alarmed, just call in the National Guard.

    2. policestateprisonindustry says:

      Let’s not forget the huge bill expected to be footed by the tax payer for this wanness waste of resources.

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