Standoff in Minneapolis Suburb Ends Peacefully
FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) - A police standoff in a northern Minneapolis suburb has ended peacefully with the suspect in custody.
A man who had barricaded himself inside a Fridley apartment surrendered to authorities around 7 p.m. after a standoff lasting several hours.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says the Hennepin County Fugitive Task Force was trying to arrest the man on a Minnesota Department of Corrections warrant for violating parole.
The man refused and forced the evacuation of nearby residents as tactical teams came in.
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office and the Fridley Police Department coordinated the capture, using a robot after the man refused to respond to concussion grenades and tear gas. Authorities also broke a window with an armored vehicle in an effort to coax him out.