MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Blaine police say a man was arrested Monday night after a five-hour-long standoff at a mobile home park.
Officers reported to a domestic assault call just after 3 p.m. at the Restwood Terrace Mobile Home park on the 9100 block of Tippecanoe Street Northeast. A woman reportedly fled the residence at some point with a child, telling police the man threatened her with a knife. A second child was left inside with him.
Police say the man didn’t have a phone inside the mobile home, and they were unable to communicate with him for hours. They were also advised that he may be armed with a gun.
Nearby residents were evacuated, and several other agencies were called to the scene to help, including the Anoka County SWAT team, which used a PA system to try and speak to him. He isn’t a fluent English speaker, so a St. Paul police officer who spoke his language was also called in to assist.
The man finally surrendered, with child in tow, at about 8 p.m. It is still not clear if he was in possession of a gun. He is expected to be charged with second-degree domestic assault and felony strangulation.