MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis police say one person was critically wounded by gunfire before a standoff that lasted nearly five hours before officers realized the suspect had fled.

SWAT officers and negotiators were called to the north Minneapolis apartment building shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The wounded man was taken to the hospital. Police spokesman John Elder says the man was not shot by police. Elder says about 1:40 p.m. police discovered the suspect had left the scene.

Authorities have not provided the circumstances of the standoff or the shooting.

Identities of those involved have not been released.

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