Police say a man died in an early-morning shooting and hostage situation Friday in Woodbury, KARE 11 reports. Police were called to the Red Roof Inn off Valley Creek Road and Interstate 494 at about 1:30 a.m. Friday on a report of multiple shots fired. Officers scramabled to evacuate the hotel, then negotiated with the alleged gunman, who was holding as many as nine hostages, according to initial reports. After about four hours, he was taken into custody.
I-94 eastbound closed after trucks crash, potatoes spill
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Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks
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NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
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Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
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High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
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Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
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Man shot by police at Woodbury motel was unarmed hostage
A 19-year-old man police shot and killed in a standoff at a Woodbury motel early Friday was one of the hostages who escaped from the alleged gunman at the motel, the Star Tribune reports. According to police, Mark Eric Henderson was shot by officers as he emerged from the motel room, walked toward them and did not comply with their commands. Officers reportedly believed that Henderson was armed -- but he was not -- and now the victim's family wants answers.
Man charged with 27 felonies after Woodbury motel standoff
A Stillwater man was charged Tuesday with 27 separate felony counts in connection with a Red Roof Inn standoff with police involving hostages, which ultimately ended with an officer fatally shooting a man who had been a hostage, KARE 11 reports. The charges stemming from the Aug. 31 incident include sexual conduct involving a victim under the age of 13. Police say he sexually assaulted juveniles.
Following standoff, neighbors want Woodbury motel shut down
Neighbors near the Red Roof Inn in Woodbury are pushing to get the business closed in the aftermath of a fatal shooting of a hostage during a police standoff last week. One of the crusaders who wants the Red Roof Inn shut down claims criminal activity has become too commonplace at motel, and says police have been called there 290 times last year.
7 dead after shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin
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Critics express frustration at Republican-led tax reform meeting in Woodbury
Critics of state Republicans’ lower tax stance gave GOP lawmakers an earful at a Woodbury information gathering meeting Thursday. The Woodbury Bulletin reports some residents took the opportunity to blast House Majority Leader Matt Dean and other Republican lawmakers’ insistence that lower business taxes brings about more jobs.
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