BLAINE, Minn. (WCCO) — Police in Blaine searched for four hours Monday morning before taking a man into custody who prompted the containment of an area elementary school and a warning to residents to stay in their homes.

Authorities say the 35-year-old male suspect was located just after 1 p.m. and taken to the Anoka County Jail for second-degree assault. He has not yet officially been charged.

The suspect was sought by police after it was reported he was involved in domestic violence incident at a residence on the 9400 block of Monroe Street Northeast. The victim told officers the suspect left the home on foot and was armed with a handgun. The victim also told police he was intoxicated.

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Police are telling residents not to leave their homes Monday morning while they search for a man who they say is armed and intoxicated.

The Blaine Police Department posted to its Facebook page saying officers have set up a perimeter around the 9400 block of Monroe Street Northeast as they search for the man with K-9 units and by helicopter.

Police describe the suspect as a bald, 35-year-old white male, standing at 5 feet 10 inches. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and red sweatpants.

If you’ve seen this individual, police say not to approach him, but to call 911 immediately.

This story is developing. Check back with WCCO for more details when they become available.

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