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Man in custody after lock down in Red Lake Wednesday morning

A 35-year-old man was peacefully taken into custody after the Red Lake Department of Public Safety responded to a 911 call Wednesday morning.

The man barricaded himself inside a residence near the Red Lake Hospital. He was reportedly the lone occupant of the residence and suicidal. He was in possession of a long barreled rifle which was recovered after officers made entry into the residence.

The Red Lake Department of Public Safety placed the Indian Health Service Hospital and local school districts on a lock down status as a precautionary measure between 9:07 a.m. and approximately 11:30 a.m.

According to law enforcement he was taken into custody without injury to himself or officers. He did not threaten officers.

The man is currently in custody and faces several charges in addition to a mental health evaluation.

Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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