BURNSVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) – The Burnsville Police Department says it’s on the scene of an active incident near Costco Wednesday night.
Authorities responded to the incident near the area of Burnhaven and McAndrews. Police responded to the Costco parking lot at about 5:25 p.m. on a report of a suicidal male. Authorities located the man near the gas pumps. The man told police he has a gun.READ MORE: Darren Osborne, 56, Charged In Wisconsin Quadruple Homicide; 1 Other Still At Large
Authorities are negotiating with the man, and say the negotiations are going well. Police evacuated the Costco store in Burnsville as a precaution.READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot In South Minneapolis Identified As Christopher Crockom
Police are urging people to stay out of the area. Multiple squads responded to the scene, and officers are all around the perimeter of the parking lot. A sniper was also placed on the roof of a nearby gas station.
As of 9:30 p.m., Burnsville police said it was still an ongoing situation.MORE NEWS: Major Storm Damage In Hudson: Public Library Sustains Significant Damage, All Schools Closed Friday
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