Wright County Sheriff remains on scene of barricaded suspect in St. Michael – traffic rerouted

On 06/21/22 at 12:37 AM Wright County Deputies were dispatched to a gun complaint at 599 Central Ave. W. in the city of St. Michael. The reporting party stated a male and a female were verbally arguing and that the male was carrying a rifle.

The male suspect was identified as Brandon Gardas, 39 year-old from St. Michael.  Gardas has active warrants for his arrest for domestic assault, as well as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has been on scene at 599 Central Ave. attempting to apprehend Gardas and remains on scene at this time.

The suspect has fired several rounds at law enforcement. The immediate vicinity around the home has been notified to evacuate due to the volatile nature of this incident. The public is being asked to stay clear of the area. Several roads in the area have been re-routed due to public safety including County Rd. 35. To County RD 19. Further updates will be made as information becomes available.

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