Elementary school in Monticello closes due to 'active police incident' nearby

An active police incident was reported Tuesday morning.
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An elementary school in Monticello has closed Tuesday due to what the sheriff's office is calling an "ongoing incident." 

According to the Wright County Sheriff's Office, people are asked to stay away from the area of Fenning Ave. and School Blvd. "due to an active police incident in the area." The announcement was made just after 7:45 a.m. 

That has prompted the closure of Eastview Elementary School. 

According to the sheriff's office, there is a man possibly armed with a gun who is refusing to get out of a vehicle that is stopped near the roundabout on Fenning Ave. near School Blvd.

The man is suspected of physically abusing his wife in Albertville Monday night, then fleeing their home after she called 911. He then is believed to have returned to their home with a firearm, then fled again and ultimately leading authorities on a police chase that ended near the elementary school on Tuesday morning. 

"At this time the male suspect has refused to cooperate with Sheriff’s Deputies and has refused to exit his vehicle which has been surrounded by Sheriff’s Office staff near the roundabout on Fenning AV. NE and School Blvd. Due to the nature of the situation the public has been asked to stay away from the area," the sheriff's office said. 

No further information is available. 

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