(UPDATED) Pine Island Stand Off is over
UPDATE – The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office says the person involved in the confrontation has been taken into custody and no longer poses a threat to the public. Additional information will be released later.
Pine Island (KROC-AM News) – The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office said an ongoing standoff in Pine Island began this morning when deputies responded to a call for a possible domestic dispute.
A news release says the person involved in the situation made threats against law enforcement personnel involving the use of firearms and said they were holding a hostage. Responding deputies then requested assistance from law enforcement tactical teams in Goodhue and Olmsted counties.
Since the initial response to the incident, Sheriff Martin Kelly said it has been determined that no other people are at the residence. He also specifies that the negotiations, which began shortly before noon, are continuing. Initial reports from the scene indicated that a gunman was going through a mental health crisis.
A “Shelter in Place” alert has been issued only for an area of southeast Pine Island and currently remains in effect. The press release says it was inadvertently released through the state’s CodeRed alert system to a large area of Minnesota unaffected by the incident.
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Pine Island, MN (KROC-AM News) – A “Shelter in Place” alert was issued in Pine Island this afternoon.
Very little information has been released by the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, but unofficial reports indicate law enforcement is dealing with an armed individual in a mental health crisis. The Shelter in Place alert covers a neighborhood in southeast Pine Island and asks people to stay away from the area.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.