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Associated Press, Published September 18 2012

Bloomington police in standoff with suspect

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Police in Bloomington have evacuated homes in an area where officers are involved in a standoff with a person in an apartment building.

Deputy Chief Rick Hart says a pedestrian reported a laser pointed in his direction from an abandoned or foreclosed house. When officers responded, the person with the laser — believed to be a man — ran across the street to an apartment building. Hart says police don't know if the laser is attached to any weapon.

SWAT teams are on the scene and they have used gas to try to get the man out of an apartment, but he's not cooperating. Some people from the apartment building have been evacuated.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.