MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a 19-year-old man was arrested in Zimmerman Thursday after locking himself inside his home when officers responded to a domestic assault.

Seth Allen Steadman was arrested after he was found trying to hide inside his residence. Authorities also found a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition and drug paraphernalia. He’s a previously convicted felon, making it illegal for him to possess firearms.

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(credit: Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office)

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says Steadman also had outstanding warrants for burglary, theft and fleeing police.

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Officers responded to 865 East Blvd. at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday on a report that Steadman had assaulted an acquaintance. When officers arrived, he locked his door and refused to come out. Sheriff’s deputies learned he might have a gun.

They entered the residence after obtaining a search warrant, and found him hiding in a laundry room closet.

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He’s being held in the Sherburne County Jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, domestic assault and drug possession.