Scene cleared in Andover, no current threat to public

Tuesday afternoon, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office canceled a shelter-in-place order in Andover and said there was no longer a threat to the public after police pursued a man who may have had a weapon.

The update was released at about 3:40 p.m.

Earlier that afternoon, according to a release from the sheriff’s office, a deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle along the 14200 block of Hanson Boulevard.

The vehicle’s driver was reportedly wanted in connection with a first-degree burglary in Hennepin County.

After pulling over, the driver left the scene on foot and the sheriff’s office reported it was believed he may have been armed with a weapon.

A perimeter was set up and a public safety notice that was supposed to be sent to people solely within the area of the incident also went out to everyone in Anoka County due to a "technology related issue," the sheriff’s office stated.

Law enforcement asked the public to stay inside and a nearby school was also locked down, according to authorities.