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Man fires shot from home during long standoff in central Minnesota

Fortunately, no one was injured during the standoff.

A long standoff that included a man firing a shot from inside a home ended without injuries Sunday. 

The incident lasted Sunday morning through the afternoon hours, as a Sauk Centre police responded to a residence in Sauk Centre after a woman called to report that she had been assaulted by her 27-year-old husband. 

Police learned that the husband was making threatening statements, in addition to there being a 9-year-old child inside the home with him. 

Negotiations between police and the man lasted hours, but the man eventually released the child. As negotiations continued, the 27-year-old fired one shot out of the residence. Fortunately, no one was injured by the shot. 

At approximately 2:20 p.m., the man surrendered and was arrested without incident. 

He is now in custody at Stearns County Jail pending charges of terroristic threats, domestic assault and assault. 

There were no injuries reported during the incident. 

Assisting police at the scene were the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Melrose Police Department, Belgrade Police Department, Stearns County SWAT, St. Cloud SWAT, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota DNR Enforcement Division, and Sauk Centre Fire and Ambulance.

If you know anyone that is affected by domestic violence, you can find more information on services available here, via the Minnesota DPS.

You can also call the Day One Crisis Hotline at 1-866-223-1111.

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