Friends gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Maple Grove Arboretum Saturday night to remember the two people killed after a high-speed chase on Highway 212 last week. Police shot and killed 36-year-old Matthew Serbus of Brooklyn Center and 34-year-old Dawn Pfister of Delavan, Wis. Their deaths followed a chase with police though Eden Prairie on Highway 212 on Feb. 7. “It’s just really shocking,” said Serbus’ friend Sarah Higgins. “You never think that’s going to happen to someone you know.”
The identities of the two suspects killed in Friday morning’s police chase-turned deadly shootout have been released. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office, the deaths of Matthew Vincent Serbus, 36, and Dawn Marie Pfister, 34, have been ruled as homicides, with multiple gunshot wounds listed as the cause of death for both. The duo were killed after a police standoff in Eden Prairie at Highway 101 near Dell Road, which began as a high-speed chase in Chaska on Highway 212.
A police standoff with a man in southeastern Minnesota that put a high school on lockdown Wednesday night ended Thursday morning with the man taking his own life, authorities said. Lake City Police responded to a residence on the 500 block of South 6th Street in Lake City at about 5:19 p.m. Wednesday after a report of threatening text messages and weapons inside the residence.
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.
A 32-year-old Rosemount man who is a war veteran is accused of threatening to kill his neighbors and police and then barricaded himself inside his home, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.
Police have arrested a 20-year-old Joseph John Gallahue after a nearly 6-hour standoff in Inver Grove Heights.
Bloomington police have shut down the intersection of 90th Street and Nicollet as they work to get a potentially armed suspect out of a condemned home.
A 23-year-old man from Roseville was charged Friday in connection with a seven hour standoff he had with police earlier this week.
A police standoff with a man inside a car for much of the afternoon ended peacefully Tuesday night, according to St. Paul Police Spokesperson Howie Padilla.
A Lake City, Minn. officer is in critical condition after being shot in the head early Monday morning. After a day-long standoff at the home where the shooting occurred, a man’s body has been found.
Police were involved in a standoff with an armed man in St. Paul Park Tuesday morning.
A rural Wisconsin man blasted his television set with a shotgun after watching Bristol Palin’s “Dancing with the Stars” routine Monday night, saying he was fed up with politics and Palin wasn’t a very good dancer, according to court documents.
A suspect is in custody following an early Sunday morning standoff with police in Eagan.