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'Armed and dangerous' suspect escapes standoff with police in Meeker County

This man should not be approached.

Authorities are on the hunt for a suspect who escaped a police perimeter after initiating a standoff in Meeker County on Thursday. 

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office says the standoff with the "armed and potentially dangerous" man began just after noon Thursday in the 58400 block of CSAH 16 in Harvey Township, which is located north of Hwy. 12 near Litchfield. 

A 911 caller said they fled a residence where a man was brandishing a revolver. Deputies arrived and learned that Anthony Steven Kalland, 38, of Brainerd, was in the home with the gun and refusing to talk to police. 

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office deployed its tactical and negotiation teams and set up a perimeter around the residence. Kalland still refused to communicate the rest of the afternoon, and at some point he "used the cover of darkness to sneak through an outer perimeter line and fled the scene," the sheriff's office says. 

Deputies and Litchfield police searched the surrounding area but Kalland remains on the loose. 

Kalland is wanted on charges of domestic assault, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen vehicle. He also has three outstanding felony warrants from Crow Wing, Sherburne and Renville counties. 

Anyone with information on Kalland’s whereabouts is asked to call the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office at 320-693-5400, or if anyone sees him they should immediately call 911. Kalland is considered armed and "potentially dangerous" and he should not be approached. 

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