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Lengthy standoff in Duluth ends with Thursday night arrest

The suspect had barricaded himself in his home more more than seven hours.

A Thursday standoff lasting nearly seven and a half hours in Duluth has ended with an arrest.

According to Duluth Public Information Officer Kate Van Daele, Duluth Police Department officers responded to a 30-year-old man who had barricaded himself in his home on the 2200 block of Nanticoke Street.

The incident started at around 1 p.m. when the man fled into his residence when officers attempted to arrest him, according to the Duluth News Tribune.

Van Daele reported the man was not believed to be a public threat at the time. The man had multiple active felony warrants, including for first-degree criminal sexual conduct, a first-degree DWI and first-degree domestic assault.

The Duluth Tactical Response Team was called to the scene at around 4:30 p.m. The team used “chemical munitions “ in an attempt to get the man to surrender, according to a DPD press release.

The City of Superior, through an agreement with Duluth, brought armored vehicles to the scene at around 7:30 p.m.

The man was taken into custody by Duluth police at around 8:21 p.m.

“Our officers exhausted every option to have this situation end safely,” said DPD Deputy Chief Nick Lukovsky in a statement. 

“These are tense, stressful, and exhausting incidents. I am really proud of the men and women of the Duluth Police Department, our Tactical Response Team, and those who assisted tonight.”

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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