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Standoff in Pine Island ends with exchange of fire, arrest

Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reports law enforcement vehicles hit with fire as one person was taken into custody.

Goodhue County Sheriff patrol car
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PINE ISLAND, Minn. — A person who was in a standoff with law enforcement officials for several hours Saturday was taken into custody after an exchange of fire, Goodhue County Sheriff’s officials report.

Law enforcement officials fired “less lethal” rounds at a Pine Island home where one person had been in an hours-long standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies there.

That person returned fire, striking law enforcement vehicles with multiple rounds but not injuring anyone, according to a statement from the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office.

The person was taken into custody after a warrant for their arrest was issued Saturday by a district court judge in Olmsted County.

The incident midday Saturday prompted a law enforcement alert for residents in Southeast Pine Island to shelter in place and for people to avoid going to the area.

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The alert initially went out to a wider area in Minnesota, the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday afternoon.

The emergency response team from Goodhue and Wabasha counties, the Emergency Response Unit of Rochester and Olmsted County, Mayo Clinic Ambulance and Pine Island Public Works also assisted at the scene.

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