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Nevis Township man holds off law enforcement for half an hour

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At 9:58 p.m. Thursday, the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic incident on Daisy Road in Nevis Township.

According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office:

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Upon arrival at the scene, deputies met with the victim, a 35-year-old woman, outside the residence. It was learned that the victim had been driving home with her 43-year-old boyfriend when an argument ensued. The man punched the woman, knocking her unconscious for a short period of time, and he then proceeded to drive them home.

Upon arrival at the residence, the man and woman exited the vehicle and went into the home where the woman's 11-year-old son was sleeping. The man possibly had a gun in the residence and had made threats to the woman that if her brother came over he would shoot him. The woman was able to leave the residence and call her brother for help.

Deputies were unsuccessful in making contact with the suspect and activated the Hubbard/Wadena Emergency Response Unit. Upon arrival, the ERU team established a perimeter. After a period of time, the ERU negotiator was able to make contact with the suspect, and after negotiations took place for approximately 30 minutes, he agreed to exit the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

The woman suffered injuries to her head and facial area. Her son was unharmed and slept through the entire incident. The suspect will be held at the Hubbard County Jail pending formal charges of terroristic threats and domestic assault.

Also responding to the incident were the Minnesota State Patrol, Park Rapids Police Department, Nevis Police Department and North Memorial Ambulance.

The incident remains under investigation.

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