Police in Standoff at House in Southern Minnesota
AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) – Law officers are negotiating with at least one person still inside a house during a standoff in Austin.
Reports say seven people so far have exited the home Tuesday.
A child wearing pajamas left the house around 2:25 p.m., followed moments later by a young woman and a man. Two men and two women exited the house earlier.
Austin police and the Mower County sheriff’s office surrounded the house around 9:30 a.m. Police have used a loudspeaker to communicate with people inside.
Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger (KREE’-gur) would not say what the standoff was about.
The home is a couple blocks away from Sumner Elementary School. Principal Sheila Berger says the school was not on lockdown, but school officials were in contact with police.