The man arrested Saturday for holding two employees and a customer hostage at a Burnsville gas station has been identified. According to police, 31-year-old Ariel Luis Barnett entered the Holiday Gas Station at 12290 Nicollet Ave. S. early Saturday evening. He had a sawed-off shotgun, which he fired once in to the ceiling before taking two three hostages.
One man is behind bars after a standoff with police that forced a busy highway to close early Saturday evening. According to Burnsville Police, a man with a sawed-off shotgun entered the Holiday Gas Station on Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville at 6:15 p.m. The man fired once in to the ceiling, and took two employees hostage. Police arrived soon after, and were able to talk the man down to the point of surrender. The gunman made no demands during the standoff.
A hostage situation ended with one person dead in the Cedar-Riverside area of Minneapolis late Friday evening.
One person is dead and several others hurt after a standoff at an early Friday morning incident at the Red Roof Motel off Valley Creek Road in Woodbury.
Hundreds of people showed up Sunday for a memorial to a 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who held his social studies class hostage before shooting himself last week, setting aside the terrifying standoff to honor him as a quiet, helpful leader who loved the outdoors.