MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in southern Minnesota say a standoff situation has concluded in Cannon Falls after an armed suspect barricaded himself in the apartment complex where he lives.
The Cannon Falls Police Department says officers initially responded shortly after 5 a.m. to a report of an assault. When officers arrived at the undisclosed location, the suspect fled on foot, entering a multi-family building that was later determined to be his home.
Officers established a perimeter around the building, and spoke with the suspect over the phone. He refused to leave. After this initial phone call, communications broke down, police say. The Goodhue County Emergency Response Team and negotiators were called help.
Eventually the suspect did make direct communication with authorities, but did not comply with demands, police said. Less than lethal options were deployed and the suspect was taken into custody “without significant injuries”, according to police.
The suspect has been taken to Mayo Health System Cannon Falls Hospital for evaluation as a precaution, and formal charges are pending.