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SWAT team uses flash bangs, rescues 2 children as 15-hour standoff comes to end in Hastings

A 36-year-old was taken into custody.
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A standoff at a mobile home park in Hastings came to an end after 15 hours when police entered a property by force, rescued two children, and arrested a 36-year-old man.

The standoff started at 11:30 a.m. at the Three Rivers Mobile Home Park, to which police were called to a domestic disturbance.

Police arrived and attempted to separate the man and woman involved, and as the woman exited the home with 2 children, the man fled back inside with 2 other children, aged 4 and 13.

An Everbridge Alert was issued to local residents telling them to shelter in place while others were evacuated, while a SWAT team and hostage negotiators were scrambled to the scene.

Several officers suffered heat exhaustion during the course of the standoff, three of them hospitalized.

At 10 p.m., SWAT teams were able to rescue the older child, but the suspect refused to release the 4-year-old.

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This prompted them to enter the property by force around 2:20 a.m., with KARE 11 reporting they used flash bangs and Tasered the 36-year-old suspect. The 4-year-old child was rescued.

The 36-year-old has been arrested for violating an Order for Protection, terroristic threats, child endangerment and false imprisonment.

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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