BURNSVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) – 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.READ MORE: Calling North Mpls. A ‘War Zone,’ 26 Residents Send Open Letter To Gov. Requesting State Troopers Or Nat’l Guard
After a brief standoff, police were able to convince Barnett to surrender without incident.READ MORE: Spit On Cops And Get Charged In Hennepin County? Depends On Whether You Avoid Their Faces
Authorities say no one was injured, and Barnett is currently in the Dakota County Jail awaiting formal charges that should be filed by noon on Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Scandia Man Charged In Overdose Death Of Chisago County Jail Inmate
The incident is still under investigation.