Standoff in southeast Minnesota ends with exchange of fire, arrest

Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reports law enforcement vehicles hit with fire as one person was taken into custody.

Goodhue County Sheriff patrol car
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PINE ISLAND, Minn. — A person who was in a standoff with law enforcement officials for several hours Saturday was taken into custody after an exchange of fire, Goodhue County sheriff’s officials report.

Law enforcement officials fired “less lethal” rounds at a Pine Island home where one person had been in an hourslong standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies.

That person returned fire, striking law enforcement vehicles with multiple rounds but not injuring anyone, according to a statement from the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office.

The person was taken into custody after a warrant for their arrest was issued Saturday by a district court judge in Olmsted County.

The incident midday Saturday prompted a law enforcement alert for residents in Southeast Pine Island to shelter in place and for people to avoid going to the area.


The alert initially went out to a wider area in Minnesota, the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday afternoon.

Pine Island is about 15 miles north of Rochester.

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