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1 Dead after North Mankato Standoff Shooting

Posted at: 01/17/2013 8:19 PM
Updated at: 01/18/2013 7:41 AM
By: Scott Theisen

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 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.

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