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1 Confirmed Dead After Mankato Standoff

Posted at: 01/17/2013 8:23 PM

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - One person is confirmed dead after a police standoff in North Mankato led to a shooting.
    
Police released few details about the shooting that came after a three-hour standoff at a home on the North Mankato hilltop Thursday.
    
Police began advising motorists at 11 a.m. that streets might be shut down for what was called a "welfare check." Within minutes, police from Mankato and North Mankato and a regional tactical response team had the home surrounded.
    
The Free Press (http://bit.ly/WLwV6m) reports assault rifles were trained on the house throughout the standoff. Just after 2 p.m., officers entered the home and multiple gunshots were heard several minutes later. An ambulance left later with a body.
    
North Mankato Police Chief Chris Boyer confirmed there was a death but offered little information.
  
Information from: The Free Press, http://www.mankatofreepress.com

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