MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police have taken a man into custody following a shoe store robbery and hostage situation in Coon Rapids.
The incident happened at about 8:45 p.m. Thursday at a Payless Shoes store on the 8500 block of Springbrook Drive Northwest.READ MORE: 'She Was A Jewel': Community Holds Vigil For Victim Of Quadruple Homicide
Employees pushed the hold-up alarm, saying a man confronted them who may have had a gun.
Police arrived and saw a man walking out of the store who then ducked back inside. After several minutes of negotiation over the phone, police said the man agreed to come out unarmed, but with a hostage.READ MORE: Woman Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting
Ultimately, though, the man came out by himself and gave up.
Officers said he had bound one of two employees with duct tape, but neither of the workers were hurt.MORE NEWS: Twins, Lynx, And Gophers Take Home Weekend Wins
The 38-year-old man in custody is from Minneapolis, but police have not released his name.