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Standoff ends in Spring Lake Park, suspect shot at SWAT armored vehicle

"All efforts are being made for a peaceful resolution," the sheriff's office said.
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The standoff in Spring Lake Park has ended with the suspect taken into custody, but not before he fired several shots at a responding SWAT team, striking its armored vehicle 4 times.

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says that officers responded to the 7700 block of Jackson St. NE. at 11:18 a.m. on a report of a man threatening the 911 caller with a handgun.

The sheriff's office says the 50-year-old suspect had been in an armed standoff with law enforcement just 10 days ago, on June 26, during which he fired multiple rounds. He was subsequently released "on his own personal recognizance" following his court hearing, per the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.

A SWAT team was called into assist with the latest standoff, and as negotiations continued, the man fired several shots from inside his home, hitting a SWAT armored vehicle four times.

Another bullet also hit an occupied home nearby.

The sheriff's office said the suspect was arrested when he exited the door of his home and was standing outside, with SWAT members then able to cut him off from going back in. He was taken into custody without injury.

"The specialized vehicle and training of the SWAT Team is all that kept this incident from ending with the tragic loss of the suspect’s life and the lives of law enforcement at the scene," said Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart.

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

Original story

An armed person is firing at law enforcement in Spring Lake Park, according to a tweet from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office at 3:37 p.m. on Monday.

The incident is happening at the 7700 block of Jackson Street Northeast. 

The public is asked to stay away because it is "an active scene."

"All efforts are being made for a peaceful resolution," the sheriff's office said. 

Note: 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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