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SWAT teams are attempting to capture a suspect who's been the subject of a day-long manhunt in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota, and is believed to be holed up in a house on Syndicate Street in Jordan.

Authorities believe David Michael Winters, 41, has been in the home for several hours. Police are using a robot to gain entry to the house and locate him, but so far have not been successful.

Winters is alleged to have shot at police officers Tuesday morning in St. Louis Park.

Reports indicated that police had been in communication with Winters earlier in the evening, but at some point the communication was cut off.

Police could be heard using a bull horn urging Winters to come out of the house, but when he didn't do so, officials sent the robot into the house to search for him. It's unclear whether anyone else is in the house with him.

The Star Tribune spoke to a resident of Jordan who said she is in the house next door to the one in question. She told the paper she's seen Winters regularly drive through the neighborhood.

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said at a Tuesday afternoon media briefing that Winters is considered armed and dangerous.

Winters has several convictions on his record, including two felonies: one for the manufacture and sale of methamphetamines in 2007, and one for possession or sale of counterfeit checks in 2008, according to court records.

The manhunt criss-crossed several west metro communities and led to the shutdown of a Byerly's grocery store in St. Louis Park for several hours.

Stanek said the day's events began about 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot of a business in St. Louis Park. Employees of Indelco Plastics saw a car parked there and approached the driver, whom Stanek said was Winters, asking him to leave.

According to Stanek, the employees saw a gun on the seat of the car, backed away and called 911. Several police cars arrived and surrounded the car – a green 2008 Honda Civic. They exchanged gunfire with the driver and he fled the scene. No officers were injured in the shooting.

Stanek said the police converged on the Byerly's after a security guard at nearby business reported that he saw Winters enter the grocery store. They searched the building for several hours but didn't find him.

Authorities in Edina searched a neighborhood for the suspect after they found the vehicle they believe Winters was driving.

Byerly's surrounded

Police from several communities responded to the grocery store off Park Center Boulevard, near Highway 100, around 11 a.m. Tuesday. Photos from the scene show SWAT team members with their guns drawn going into the Byerly's.

Patrons and employees were evacuated from the building. A witness told KSTP they were told to leave because there was a man with a gun.

WCCO says all employees and customers got out safely and some waited on Metro Transit buses outside the grocery store.

Just before 3 p.m. the scene started to clear up at Byerly's, WCCO reporter Jennifer Mayerle tweeted.

Police search Edina neighborhood

Around 1 p.m., while police were still inside Byerly's, SWAT teams set up a perimeter on Lincoln Drive in Edina, MPR News reports.

Edina police told the news station that the vehicle involved in the shooting was found in the area around noon. By 2 p.m. there was a heavy police presence on Lincoln Drive.

According to Broaddus, Sgt. Hubbard said the vehicle matched the description of the car that Winters was driving.

Authorities finished their search of the Edina neighborhood shortly after 4 p.m. and allowed residents to return to their homes, Adrienne Broaddus tweeted.

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The Star Tribune put together a map showing the various locations involved in the manhunt.

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