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The Emergency Response Unit in Olmsted County, Minnesota, responded to a standoff Aug. 20. The man, Michael Molitor, 37, of Pine Island, fired several shots at law enforcement. Molitor, an Army veteran with a 2006 deployment in Iraq, is asking the court to let him go to a veteran focused treatment center in Texas.
"You already know what's going to happen," Michael Steven Molitor, 37, of Pine Island, told a Goodhue County Sheriff's deputy. "I plan on dying today." Molitor would later unleash a barrage of bullets at law enforcement during an hourslong standoff Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.
Michael Molitor is in custody at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center; a charging decision is expected Tuesday.
Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reports law enforcement vehicles hit with fire as one person was taken into custody.
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Social media posts tell stories serious and humorous from interactions of Goodhue County Sheriff's Office with the public.
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The Wabasha County Sheriff's Office identified the woman as 57-year-old Marie Ness of Pine Island.

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