MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul police helped negotiate a peaceful ending to an armed standoff Friday afternoon.
According to police, officers responded late in the morning to a call at the intersection of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue, where they encountered a man was threatening to shoot himself and others. Bystanders and area businesses were evacuated.
A crisis negotiating unit was able to keep people safe as officers spoke with the man and later took him into custody.
Officers initially responded to the intersection on a report that a man was shot in the arm. That man was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.
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