Authorities said Two McLeod County deputies are hurt and a standoff was ongoing Monday afternoon into the evening in Winsted.
Officials from several departments awere currently in the 600 block of Pheasant Run in Winsted.
Herald Journal was on the scene but authorities have only provided limited details thus far.
Authorities have said two McLeod County deputies were shot while serving an arrest warrant. Fortunately, they suffered injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.
It’s not clear what the arrest warrant was for, but Langenfeld said he was told it was for “bountiful warrants,” including related to child pornography but he isn’t positive. Authorities also believe multiple firearms are involved.
In the 5′o clock hour, aerial video showed a robot and drone being used on the property. The robot apparently was used to open the front screen door of the residence. Around 5:45 p.m., SWAT team members approached the home behind a shield and were able to get inside.
According to authorities a man was found dead inside the house.
The Minnesota State Patrol, the Minnesota DNR and officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with Winsted Police Department, are on the scene.
The City of Winsted reported an emergency in the vicinity of Linden Ave. E and Pheasant Run. They are asking for residents and anyone driving in that area to find alternative routes and to stay way from the area and allow emergency personnel to take care of the situation.
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The Winsted Fire Department received a call to the city’s Security Bank & Trust Wednesday afternoon, due to a smell of smoke within the building. The department responded quickly, evacuated people from the building, and then swept it to determine what might be causing the issue. Winsted Police Chief Justin Heldt said no source of fire or smoke was found.
Eye witnesses reported a crash involving two cars at around 12:20 p.m. In Winsted. The eye witness said a female driving a green car pulled out into the path of a car driven by a male driver who then hit the car driven by the woman.
The witness and another bystander went to check on the driver’s no injuries were reported by the witnesses. Authorities were called and arrived on scene.
The Herald Journal will update with an official statement when available.