Mahnomen standoff ends when suspected gunman surrenders to officers
MAHNOMEN - An eight-hour police standoff that started when a Mahnomen County Sheriff's deputy was critically wounded ended peacefully around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Thomas Lee Fairbanks, 32, surrendered to police outside a mobile home a block west of the Mahnomen County Courthouse.
Daniel Kurt Vernier, 27, surrendered outside the home at approximately 9:30 a.m., Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier said.
Fairbanks apparently lived there, said Krier.
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