Sheriff: 18-Hour Monticello Armed Standoff Ends Peacefully; Man In Custody – CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says a domestic assault incident resulted in a chase and a standoff with an armed suspect on a Monticello road Tuesday.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched shortly after 8 p.m. Monday to a reported domestic assault in Albertville. The male suspect left the scene before deputies arrived.

Deputies determined a woman at the residence had been assaulted by her husband and he left the area when she called 911. Authorities issued a pick up and hold for the suspect for felony-level domestic assault.

Later, at 12:23 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies learned the male suspect returned to the residence and reportedly had a firearm. He left in a vehicle before deputies arrived.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect was located a short time later on Jason Avenue Northeast, north of County Road 37. Authorities pursued the victim when he refused to stop.

The pursuit ended at the roundabout of Fenning Avenue Northeast and School Boulevard in Monticello. The suspect refused to cooperate with deputies for several hours, before surrendering just after 6 p.m.

The area was locked down by the sheriff’s office and nearby Eastview Elementary School was closed for the day.

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