Washington County Standoff Ends Peacefully

Washington County Sheriff's Office Photo: KSTP
Washington County Sheriff's Office

August 09, 2018 10:29 PM

Authorities in Washington County say a portion of Denmark Township was closed off Thursday night as they negotiated with a suspect following the discharging of a firearm.

A KSTP crew on scene reported the standoff ended peacefully just before 10:30 p.m.

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According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to the 14000 block of 70th Street South around 4 p.m. Thursday on a disturbance call.

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Deputies helped multiple people out of a residence. One deputy reported a firearm was discharged during the evacuation.

The sheriff's office said a suspect fled into a wooded area near the residence.

Just before 9 p.m., the sheriff's office said the suspect was "contained in a residence" and there was no longer a threat to public safety.

The area of 70th Street South between Neal Avenue South and Odell Avenue South was closed.

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