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Standoff ends after 2 deputies shot in Winsted; suspect dead

An hours-long standoff that followed after two McLeod County sheriff’s deputies were shot while serving an arrest warrant Monday in Winsted has ended.

In an update around 6:30 p.m., McLeod County deputies said the standoff had ended and the suspect was dead. The circumstances of how the suspect died aren’t yet known.

There was a heavy police presence Monday afternoon due to the investigation, with the City of Winsted asking residents to “avoid all vehicle and foot traffic” in the area of Linden Avenue East and Pheasant Run “until further notice.”

Authorities said the two deputies made contact with the subject of the arrest warrant and made entry into the home, at which point rounds were fired, McLeod County Sheriff Tim Langenfeld told reporters Monday. The two deputies were taken to the hospital. Their current conditions are not known, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

After the deputies were shot, a standoff with the subject ensued. Authorities continued to try to make contact with him via phone but were so far unsuccessful through the afternoon. Langenfeld said authorities believed he was the only person in the home, so things were moving slowly and carefully.

The large police presence prompted a nearby daycare to be evacuated using an armored vehicle, Langenfeld said.

It’s not clear what the arrest warrant was for, but Langenfeld said he was told it was for “bountiful warrants,” including those 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 gained entry to the front door of the residence. Around 5:45 p.m., SWAT team members approached the home behind a shield and were able to get inside.

 

Two McLeod County deputies shot, standoff over in Winsted

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.

Law enforcement on the scene

Emergency situation in Winsted please use alternative routes

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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Hutchinson 18-year-old injured in Sibley County crash

An 18-year-old from Hutchinson was injured in a one-vehicle crash in Sibley County the evening of Monday, Jan.16 north of Winthrop.

The Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) said Aileen Rodriguez was taken to Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

MSP said Rodriguez was was traveling northbound on Highway 15 when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled near 230th Street in Bismarck Township.

The crash happened just after 6:30 p.m.

Three injured in Wright County crash

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Wright County the night of Monday, Jan. 16.
The Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) says the crash happened on Highway 55 west of Maple Lake when a mini-van lost control, spun around, and collided with an oncoming car.

MSP said the driver of the van, 34-year-old Kristina Forsberg, had non-life-threatening injuries but was not transported for treatment. Her passenger, 10-year-old Kayden Kafka of Maple Lake, was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the car, 64-year-old Brian Williams of Annandale, was taken to Buffalo Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash happened at 8:45 p.m.