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.READ MORE: 'I Feel Like It's Worse': Parts Of South Minneapolis Still Plagued By Needle Littering
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.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine For Younger Kids 'Would Be Absolute Relief' For Families With Immunocompromised Members
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.MORE NEWS: How Did Pumpkin Spice Become The Flavor Of Fall?
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Samantha Smith Reports