Skip to main content

A person suspected of starting a fire at an apartment building in St. Louis Park has been taken into custody. 

City spokesperson Jacque Smith said the suspect, who lives at the building, was taken into custody "peacefully" at about 4 p.m. Tuesday after hours of negotiations with police. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. 

No injuries were reported. 

The incident began at about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday when police and fire responded to a water flow alarm at 5600 Camerata Way, which is the address of The Camerata Apartments in the Hoigaard Village apartment complex.

There, authorities "quickly extinguished" a fire in the trash room on the first floor of the apartment building. Authorities noted there was also smoke on the third floor but did not provide further details.

Some residents were evacuated from their units. 

The original story is below.

Police officers in St. Louis Park are negotiating with a resident of Hoigaard Village who is believed to have started a fire in an apartment building.

City spokesperson Jacque Smith said police and fire responded at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday to a water flow alarm at 5600 Camerata Way, which is the address of The Camerata Apartments in the Hoigaard Village apartment complex. There, authorities "quickly extinguished" a fire in the trash room on the first floor of the apartment building.

Authorities noted there was also smoke on the third floor but did not provide further details.

As of noon Tuesday police were "currently negotiating with the suspect who is believed to have started the fire," Smith said, noting the suspect lives in the building.

Residents immediately adjacent to the affected unit were evacuated.

Police say there is no threat to the public but people should avoid the area.

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

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-07 at 11.43.15 AM

Deputies fatally shoot man in Wright County

Police claim the man, who had allegedly been experiencing a mental health crisis, was armed with a knife.

Ambulance hospital emergency

17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday

The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.

ATV

Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3

The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.

Minneapolis police

Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago

Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.

Screen Shot 2022-08-07 at 6.34.12 AM

7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle

Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.

Screen Shot 2022-08-06 at 6.16.49 PM

Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson

Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

Flickr - utility pole power line

Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan

There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.

kim crockett facebook sos

GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote

Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Pharmacy

Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill

Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.

Screen Shot 2021-10-04 at 3.03.13 PM

Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant

Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.

Related

apartment fire

Charges: Man lit apartment building on fire after encounter with tenant

The man went to the tenant's apartment and started his door on fire, charges state.

st louis park shooting 1

St. Louis Park PD release photos of vehicle involved in shooting on I-394

A man was shot multiple times as he drove down I-394 last week.

Screen Shot 2022-08-06 at 6.16.49 PM

Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson

Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

st. louis park garbage cans

St. Louis Park burglary suspect found hiding in garbage can

A neighbor noticed the man in the garbage can.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

2 teens suspected in 20 robberies arrested after police chase

They are suspects in 23 cases in three Twin Cities counties.

Screen Shot 2019-07-09 at 8.32.25 PM

Young man found dead in West St. Paul apartment

The discovery was made at an apartment complex on Tuesday morning.

Man arrested following deadly Minneapolis apartment fire

The apartment fire happened late Friday night.

One killed in fire at St. Paul apartment building

It's St. Paul's first fire death of the year.