UPDATE 3:15 P.M.
Authorities say the standoff has ended and none of the children were harmed, according to the Star Tribune, citing scanner audio from the scene at around 2:15 p.m.
There were no injuries, the report says.
Police have been in a standoff with a man locked inside a residence in New Hope for more than 12 hours, and now there are reports that he has two children inside with him.
Police barricaded an area around the 7300 block of 62nd Avenue when the standoff began around 8 p.m. Monday, according to multiple Twin Cities media outlets.
Bring Me The News has reached out to New Hope and Crystal Police Departments for more information.
This is a developing story.