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Man Sentenced To 10 Years In St. Paul Park Standoff

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ST. PAUL PARK (WCCO) — A 23-year-old man has been sentenced for shooting at police officers during a standoff at his St. Paul Park home, according to authorities.

On Wednesday, Nathan Adam Kluessendorf was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison. He was convicted of three felony counts of using deadly force against a police officer.

“I am so gratified that no peace officer was injured and so proud of all the law enforcement officers’ very professional response to this very dangerous incident,” said County Attorney Pete Orput.

In August 2011, 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 arrested.

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